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We have a reg­u­lar chal­lenge be­tween the train op­er­a­tor Ar­riva and one of our old age pen­sion­ers, who is a run­ner. He can run from here to Skip­ton, quicker than you can get the train. You couldn’t in­vent it in the

cen­tury!” 21st PETER BRYSON SELRAP Chair­man high­lights con­nec­tiv­ity prob­lems be­tween Skip­ton and Colne. It was con­sid­ered al­most the im­pos­si­ble project to de­liver.” MARK CARNE Net­work Rail Chief Ex­ec­u­tive ex­plains to the Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee why Thames­link 2000 was not de­liv­ered. “The Labour party can­not do its sums. We have no more writ­ten off £2 bil­lion than Labour wrote off £1.4 bil­lion when Na­tional

col­lapsed.” Ex­press CHRIS GRAYLING Sec­re­tary of State for Trans­port re­tal­i­ates to claims from Shadow Trans­port Sec­re­tary Andy McDon­ald in a trans­port de­bate.

Oth­er­wise, hav­ing run out of train length, we’ll run out of ca­pac­ity and con­strain the econ­omy. We need to think what this means for our cus­tomers. They’re

peo­ple.” clever SIR PETER HENDY OBE Net­work Rail Chair­man ex­plains the sit­u­a­tion fac­ing the rail­way.

We do not want pas­sen­gers to feel that they need to bring in their own in­flat­able cush­ions, and my hon. Friend will take com­fort in the fact that seats nor­mally be­come more com­fort­able over

use.” time through JO JOHN­SON Rail Min­is­ter de­fends the qual­ity of seats fit­ted to new trains to fel­low MP Iain Ste­wart, dur­ing a par­lia­men­tary de­bate.

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