Monday 6 January 2020 / 11:59 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

Fractured privatised rail system not fit for purpose – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the news that the TransPennine Express is cancelling services today, said:

“The wholesale cancellation of TransPennine Express services today with the dire excuse of non-delivery of rolling stock and trained driver shortages is as shameful as it is pathetic. Where was the planning and preparation? This fractured, fragmented privatised rail system is simply not fit for purpose.”