Monday 15 January 2018 / 9:00 PM Andy McDonald / Transport

The government should step in and take over Carillion rail contracts – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the implications of Carillion’s collapse, said:

“Following the disastrous East Coast franchise decision, giving a contract to Carillion is yet another example of the negligent and carefree approach towards awarding contracts from Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling.

“The government should step in and take over Carillion’s rail contracts to ensure rail renewal and enhancement work is brought in-house within Network Rail along with maintenance work.”