Pacer train passengers deserve fare cuts, say northern England leaders

Leading politicians in northern England have demanded a cut in fares on routes that still use the much-derided Pacer trains.

In a letter to Northern Rail, the leaders said passengers deserved “financial compensation” for having to use the “buses-on-rails” that were due to be retired by the end of the year.

The Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, the Sheffield city region mayor, Dan Jarvis, and…
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