Wednesday 8 May 2019 / 4:15 PM Andy McDonald / Rail

HMG sued by Stagecoach – Andy McDonald MP responds

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to news that Stagecoach is taking legal action against the government over rail franchise bids, said:

“Just yesterday Tory ministers dismissed Labour’s warning that their bungling of the East Midlands rail franchise would result in the government being sued yet again. This is following Chris Grayling’s decision to award a contract to a ferry company with no ships, which has already cost taxpayers over £80 million in legal action.

“Chris Grayling’s incompetence is breath-taking. It has thrown our transport networks into chaos and cost taxpayers tens of millions of pounds. Theresa May is the only person in the country who is still pretending to have confidence in this calamitous Transport Secretary, and it’s costing us a fortune.”