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The Con­ser­va­tive Party’s pol­icy can be de­scribed as prom­ises, post­pone­ment and can­cel­la­tion.” ANDY MCDON­ALD Shadow Sec­re­tary of State for Trans­port on schemes an­nounced by Govern­ment.

The case to bring for­ward fund­ing from CP6 to CP5 that has been made loud and clear by RIA, Net­work Rail and oth­ers has been heard.

space!” Watch this PAUL MAY­NARD Rail Min­is­ter dis­cusses fund­ing for the rail­ways.

I will not re­peat the mis­takes of CP5, where we had a big pot of money and a long list of projects, be­cause we then re­alised we couldn’t do it all for that money and we

in­com­pe­tent.” looked MARK CARNE Net­work Rail Chief Ex­ec­u­tive vows not to re­peat the mis­takes of the past. They don’t want to catch a vi­sion, they train.” want to catch a AN­THONY SMITH Trans­port Fo­cus Chief Ex­ec­u­tive on how pas­sen­gers will view the Rail De­liv­ery Group’s launch of the In Part­ner­ship for Bri­tain’s Pros­per­ity plan.

This clearly is the re­sult of too many cooks spoil­ing the broth but also il­lus­trates the prob­lem.” CHRIS­TIAN WOL­MAR RAIL colum­nist de­liv­ers his ver­dict on the Rail De­liv­ery Group’s new In Part­ner­ship for Bri­tain’s Pros­per­ity plan, un­veiled on Oc­to­ber 30.

The unique scale and ur­ban den­sity of Lon­don also means that large scale pub­lic trans­port net­works are par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant.” PAUL MAY­NARD Rail Min­is­ter cites one rea­son why

spend­ing on trans­port is much higher in Lon­don than else­where.

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