Wednesday 19 September 2018 / 6:52 PM Rachael Maskell / Rail

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling presided over timetabling fiasco – Rachael Maskell

Rachael Maskell, Labour’s Shadow Rail Minister, commenting on the Office of Rail and Road’s assessment of the introduction of the May 2018 rail timetable, said:

“It’s clear that the timetabling chaos was caused because Chris Grayling failed to get the rail industry to work together effectively.

“This report from the rail regulator is merely the latest to highlight the dysfunctional buck passing which goes on across the rail industry.

“As the Transport Secretary has presided over this fiasco, what confidence can passengers have that he will finally take responsibility and sort things out before the next set of timetable changes in December? I won’t be holding my breath.”