Category Archives: Network Rail

Seven months and still no change


At the end of September last year I wrote about a question asked in Parliament by a Sussex MP and what I considered to be a rather ineffectual response from a Government Minister, Paul Maynard who is the MP for Blackpool … Continue reading

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Warren Morgan and his train-set up


The following blog was published this morning in the Argus Newspaper in their opinion piece slot: Warren Morgan, leader of Brighton and Hove Council has suggested that the Southern rail franchise, currently being mismanaged by Govia Thameslink Railway be passed … Continue reading

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Powerful people in high office


In the last few days two news stories have emerged which illustrate the challenge of how people get into positions of power and influence, with all of the baggage that helped them to get there in the first place. There … Continue reading

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The need for a major breakthrough


The idea that our railway services are in chaos is hardly a radical statement. Anyone who lives in the Southern Rail area would not need to be persuaded of that argument, and this morning the Argus newspaper carries the story … Continue reading

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The need for personal responsibility


As the train chaos continues, it is surely time for those in a position to change the dynamic in the Southern franchise to be held personally accountable. The idea of accountability being a passive focus on an individual, but no … Continue reading

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The need for a timetable


Last week in the House of Commons, Maria Caulfield the MP for Lewes raised two matters with Chris Grayling that are of great interest to many of us in Sussex and frankly his response was pathetic. Her first question was … Continue reading

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Where did the £20m go-via


Tracking the accounts from one organisation to another is never easy. Companies account for their businesses using different annual periods and yesterday at work we discovered that one of our suppliers even deals with its transactions on what they call … Continue reading

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