Tuesday 2 July 2019 / 12:18 PM Andy McDonald / Transport

Transport Secretary has presided over a shambolic state of affairs – Andy McDonald responds to West Coast Partnership news

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the news the West Coast Partnership contract award is to be delayed, said:

“The Transport Secretary has presided over a shambolic state of affairs.

“South Eastern is delayed. Now the West Coast HS2 contract is delayed. Yet a rail contract was awarded in East Midlands while a government review is underway. At the same time, multiple transport companies are suing the government over its approach to rail contracts.

“This is only a foretaste of the catastrophic and expensive legacy Chris Grayling has left across our transport system which will scar the country for decades to come.”