RYEDALE’S MP has written to the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to urge him to intervene in the ongoing problems on the Malton railway line.

Kevin Hollinrake said he is “deeply concerned” that passengers using TransPennine Express services to and from Manchester, Leeds, York, Malton, Filey and Scarborough are still experiencing delays and cancellations.

Mr Hollinrake said: “I have already taken the issue up with TransPennine. They tell me that some of the recent problems have been caused in Central Manchester where there is currently significant congestion. But this is no consolation for my constituents who are experiencing regular delays preventing them from getting to work and to other appointments on time.”

Mr Hollinrake and neighbouring Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill are also calling for a debate in Parliament to discuss what needs to be done to ensure that passengers get the service they are entitled to expect.

Mr Hollinrake added: “It is clear there needs to be a more efficient collaborative approach to delivering services between Network Rail and train operators. The whole situation needs to be urgently reviewed.”