Lib Dems call for Government to intervene to save Sunderland-London LNER services

25 Apr 2024

Commenting on LNER’s decision to axe its direct services between Sunderland and London from December, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems on Sunderland City Council Councillor Heather Fagan said:

"This is a bitter blow for the city at a time when we need more direct train services to and from London from LNER, not fewer.

“The Government must now intervene to make sure that LNER, which is publicly-owned, retains its existing daily direct service and introduces more throughout the day at a range of times to improve the number of people using them.

“The current LNER services leave Sunderland very early in the morning and leave Kings Cross very late in the evening. Adding more LNER direct trains at different times would undoubtedly prove more popular and would be a lifeline for the city at a time when people cannot rely on Grand Central services which are very regularly cancelled or don’t turn up.”


Lib Dem councillor for Doxford Heather Fagan

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