A Hull Lib Dem councillor described his journey on one as "horrendous," and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn labelled them 'trucks on tracks' during a visit to Manchester. Built in the 80s with a life-span of 20 years, Northern's Pacer trains were supposed to be a stop-gap measure. Yet more than 100 of the three-decade-old trains are still running on tracks across the north of England. They currently make up 26 per cent of Northern's 397-strong fleet. Northern Rail boss David Brown last week repeated his promise to remove them from service by the end of 2019. He said: "We do get negative feedback about people's journey experiences on the Pacers but they will all be gone by the end of 2019." On the question of what to do with the Pacers once they are retired, he added: "We don't know where they would go. Iran is the only other country that operates them." In fact, Iran has reportedly now shelved its Pacer trains. Cllr Ryan Langley, Lib Dem councillor for the Derringham ward in Hull, recently … [Read more...] about Hull’s ‘bus trains’ are so bad even Iran got rid
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Nodding donkey, bone rattler, cattle truck. Whatever you call it, the much-maligned Pacer train has now been haunting the tracks around Greater Manchester for more than 30 years. Described as 'trucks on wheels' by Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Manchester in September, these Frankenstein trains - constructed from a bus body attached to a freight train base - are still the subject of many a letter to the M.E.N. That's because they are still run by Northern Rail, whose boss David Brown last week repeated his promise to remove them from service by the end of 2019. At a meeting run by travel watchdog Transport Focus, he said: "We do get negative feedback about people's journey experiences on the Pacers but they will all be gone by the end of 2019." On the question of what to do with the Pacers once they are retired, he added: "We don't know where they would go. Iran is the only other country that operates them." In fact, Iran has reportedly now shelved its Pacer trains, leaving the north … [Read more...] about Why are we the only place still running the ‘bus-train’?
Victoria E. Freile and Sean Lahman Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 8:57 p.m. UTC Jul 25, 2018 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — One day after a 101-year-old woman was found killed inside her apartment, her 54-year-old neighbor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the crime. Gregory Jesmer, 54, appeared in Rochester City Court, charged with second-degree murder. Acting Judge Shannon Pero ordered him held without bail in Monroe County Jail, and he is scheduled to return Monday for a preliminary hearing. Marcia Morrison was stabbed repeatedly in the neck, throat and upper torso. Investigators believe she was killed sometime between 4:20 p.m. ET Monday and 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. Morrison and Jesmer both lived in the same building. Morrison on the first floor and Jesmer directly above her. “This is one of the most egregious crimes that we as a community have ever seen,” said prosecutor Monica O'Brien, who heads the Monroe County District Attorney's elder abuse … [Read more...] about Man accused of stabbing his 101-year-old neighbor to death inside her apartment
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest As Trump summit at risk, here's what Kim Jong Un wants North Korea's threat to nix a planned summit with Trump reveals some of what Kim Jong Un wants. Kim's spokesman said North Korea is not interested in giving up its nuclear program without a corresponding change in the U.S. military posture toward North Korea. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 6 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 4:51 a.m. ChT May 17, 2018 | Updated 6:33 a.m. ChT May 17, 2018 CLOSE The U.S. and South Korea’s joint military exercises are reportedly not sitting well with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET … [Read more...] about As Trump summit at risk, here’s what Kim Jong Un wants
Crowded carriages, cancelled trains, delayed services and ‘aggressive tweets’ from the top boss. No wonder one of our biggest train operators has attracted a new, unwelcome moniker - Northern Fail. As passenger fury over daily problems on Northern Rail services reaches fever pitch, new M.E.N. analysis reveals that in the past fortnight alone, the operator has cancelled nearly 900 trains. Last month, more than 600 trains in north Manchester alone did not have enough carriages. Commuters have been left fuming and late for work - and have increasingly vented their anger on social media about ‘filthy and overcrowded’ carriages, even when the trains do turn up. Yet Northern boss Liam Sumpter - whose Twitter account is now locked - has come under fire for ‘taking customer service backwards’ with ‘aggressive’ responses to customer complaints. MPs have now branded the service ‘shambolic’ - and Greater Manchester’s mayor has … [Read more...] about Crowded carriages, cancelled trains and ‘aggressive tweets’