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Northern rail passenger satisfaction at rock bottom

Rail passengers have scored train operator Northern as the worst provider in the country, according to a new report.

A Northern train
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Just 72% of passengers said they were satisfied with the service they received in autumn 2019, according to watchdog Transport Focus.

Nationally, 82% of travellers were satisfied with their journeys - up three percentage points year-on-year.

Poor punctuality, timetable chaos and industrial action saw the satisfaction score sink to 79% in autumn 2018, which was the lowest level since 2008.

Northern was the worst performer at 72%, with TransPennine Express coming in at 79%.

Meanwhile, Grand Central scored 94%, with Hull Trains coming third with 94%.

Nearly 28,000 passengers were questioned for the latest National Rail Passenger Survey.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between J24 for A629 and J22 for A672.

M62 West Yorkshire - Long delays and on M62 between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of snow. Travel time is 45 minutes.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Doncaster theatre named on list of threatened playhouses

A Doncaster theatre has been included on a list of 30 venues across the UK at risk of being lost.

DONCASTER GRAND
THEATRES TRUST

The Doncaster Grand, on Station Road, has been described as being "in poor state of repair" by the annual Theatres at Risk Register report.

The Grade II listed building was built in 1899 and is currently empty.

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DAVID OXTABY

Meanwhile, Braford Odeon, which had been on the list, has come off after a major refurbishment project.

The derelict 1930s cinema (pictured above) is due to open as a 3,800-capacity music venue in Autumn.

Fire destroys truck on A1M in West Yorkshire

A fire has destroyed a truck on the A1M in West Yorkshire.

Burnt truck
West Yorkshire Police

Police say it happened just after 09:00 between junctions 44 near Bramham and 45 at Boston Spa.

The road was fully closed northbound while emergency services dealt with the blaze..

Highways England says that's now been reduced to just one lane closed to allow for further clean up.

No one was injured in the incident.