It would be no exaggeration to say that the railways of this country are crucial to its economic future. Without them our economy would grind
halt.” to a CHRIS GRAYLING Secretary of State for Transport announces plans on December 6 to bring track and train operations closer together.
Everyone in the railway wants to transform services for our customers, including better reliability.” PAUL PLUMMER Rail Delivery Group Chief Executive is positive about Grayling’s plans
The next time the Transport Secretary comes to the Commons to talk about railways I half expect him to be sporting mutton chop whiskers and a
hat.” stovepipe ROB FLELLO Stoke-on-Trent South MP is unimpressed by Chris Grayling’s plans for Network Rail. “Inviting private train companies to take responsibility for safety-critical repairs and maintenance is an
move.” irresponsible ANDY MCDONALD Shadow Transport Secretary believes Grayling’s plans will be a return to the “bad old days of Railtrack”. “Today is a celebration of the return of train manufacturing to the
East.” North KAREN BOSWELL Hitachi Rail Europe Managing Director unveils the first UK-built IEP train at Newton Aycliffe on December 9. “The East Coast community is the plc.” backbone of UK DAVID CARR Chairman of the East Coast Main Line Authority reveals a £3bn investment in the ECML.