Train chaos: government accused of ‘sleeping behind the wheel’
The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has today accused the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, of “sleeping behind the wheel” as the travel chaos caused by new rail timetables continued to get worse. In the south of England, Thameslink today cancelled at least 97 trains, but commuters in the north faced even greater problems, with…
Grant Shapps MP on rail nationalisation: ‘When service is useless, who do you boot out?’
Former Conservative party chairman, Grant Shapps, is calling for Great Northern, run by Govia Thameslink, to lose its franchise.