Rail Network (Disruption)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 3:33 pm on 5th January 2015.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North 3:33 pm, 5th January 2015

Following another rail crisis some six years ago, it was decided to take many engineering staff in house. Now similar problems have arisen, so it can only be that Network Rail’s management is at fault. Is it not time to seek a root-and-branch investigation of Network Rail’s management systems, and to look again at the much better methods of operation employed by British Rail before the disaster of privatisation?