THE GOVERNMENT is asking for people's views on disruption caused by Northern's May timetable change.

The Commons Select Transport Committee will take any written evidence about the change, which led to widespread delays and cancellations for Bolton commuters.

MPs have already taken evidence from the train operating companies and from transport experts but not yet from passengers.

Lilian Greenwood, chair of the committee, said: "As if passengers had not been suffering enough with high fares and varying levels of service, the May 2018 timetable change caused additional upset and distress.

"Our inquiry aims to unpick what went wrong and where responsibility falls and consider how the industry can put things right. What are the key lessons and who needs to learn them? We have already taken evidence from Northern, GTR and Network Rail and are holding a further session on Monday with the Thameslink 2018 Industry Readiness Board.

"Before we look at steps taken to improve the situation and compensation, we want to hear the experiences of passengers themselves. I strongly encourage them to engage with us via the Committee’s Twitter account or submit written evidence to our inquiry."

Views on what went wrong and what could be done differently can be submitted by passengers via the 'Rail Timetable Changes Inquiry' page on or by replying to the @CommonsTrans Twitter account.