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Government Defers Full Rail Timetable Chaos Response

18 February 2019

TSSA General Secretary has responded to a special report by the Transport Committee - 'Rail Timetable Chaos - Government Defers Full Response Until Williams Review'.

The Committee has criticised as ‘disappointing’ the Government's decision to defer any substantive response on where blame lies for the fiasco until after the outcome of the Williams Review, some two years after the 2018 May disruption.

Responding Manuel Cortes said:

“So the Transport Select Committee confirms what passengers already know, that the prize for top ministerial incompetence is won again this week by the hapless Minister for Transport.

“Chris Grayling is Olympic Champion standard at not giving a toss about whether Britain’s commuters can be transported safely, reliably and on time.

“He’s a national laughing stock. I wouldn’t let him run a bath. But Theresa May seems to think it’s ok to keep him in the rail driving seat and let him meddle in Brexit at the same time. No wonder so many of us in the rail business are worried about Brexit being another national calamity.”

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