Monday 10 September 2018 / 3:09 PM Andy McDonald / Transport

Andy McDonald responds to East Coast mainline delays on new infrastructure

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to reports of delays to trains that will run on the East Coast mainline, said:

“The procurement of the new East Coast trains has been, yet another, incompetently managed Department for Transport project which has cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds. Once again, the Secretary of State has failed to ensure that the different parts of the rail industry work together to deliver new infrastructure and services.

“This chaos cannot and must not continue. Only Labour’s model of public ownership can deliver the structure rail needs to flourish.”