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Snow chaos worsened by Tory cuts

3 February 2015

Manuel Cortes, leader of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association said: "Tens of thousands of commuters are suffering in freezing weather because we are seeing cuts in maintenance staff to meet cuts imposed on Network Rail by Whitehall bureaucrats.

"Despite record passenger numbers on the network, Network Rail is cutting maintenance workers after the Office of Rail Regulation cut almost £2 billion from its budget up until 2019.

"The left hand does not seem to know what the right hand is doing. The only people to suffer seem to be the poor old passengers."

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