I also note the contrition of Rail Minister Jo Johnson who said reliability is improving as a result of changes to shift patterns and operators, like TPE, should be penalised if they cut the number of carriages on those trains that do run. He wants better communication for passengers. And he’s also agreed to visit Hull to see the problems there.
At last. Yet the fact remains that these issues were being documented by
and others, three months ago, and the Government’s unforgivable response has been slower than many of the trains here.
And, because of this, Mr Johnson – and others – still have their work cut out if they’re to regain the trust of passengers. For, while this region’s economy has been compromised by the mismanagement of the railways, no one has yet accepted responsibility and resigned. Why not?
TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling blames “teething problems” for the embarrassing revelation that the new express trains which are being brought