BARNSLEY East MP Stephanie Peacock has urged the government to react following dozens of bus service cuts in the last year.

She spoke in Parliament last week after it was revealed more than 100 trains are cancelled between Barnsley and Manchester on worst days, and 45 bus services were cut across the county.

She said: “The north have got one-third of the ‘Levelling Up’ funding, yet train and bus services are a fraction of what they were.

“Every train service between Barnsley and Manchester was cancelled or delayed one day last week.

“It takes two buses to get from neighbouring Rotherham to Elsecar.

“If this was happening in London there would be outrage.”