ARRIVA TRAINS Northern has lost the franchise to run the TransPennine service. The decision by the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) last week comes after Arriva lost the franchise for Mersey Rail. The move boosted RMT members on Arriva, who are engaged in a long-running pay battle with the company.
Arriva's value on the stock exchange fell by £48 million last week. But workers need support to sustain their fight.