Category Archives: Network Rail

Brexit and Trains – Two major failings of our Government


The significance of the next two days in Parliament seems huge to those people who are still feeling engaged and concerned about the process of leaving or remaining in the European Union. Writing as someone who believes our departure will … Continue reading

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When will Parliament step up to the footplate?


The theory that the House of Commons is supposed to act in a manner that holds the Government to account was shown to be rather lacking following the 82 minute debate which took place on Monday over ‘Rail Timetabling’. The … Continue reading

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A strange question from a local MP


This image is from ‘They work for You’ which publishes transcripts from Parliament whenever an MP speaks. Henry Smith asked this on Wednesday and he appears to be suggesting that Southern Water could have done a better job of protecting … Continue reading

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Irony of the new role for Uckfield’s MP


The need for the Government to resolve the lack of rail line between Lewes and Uckfield in East Sussex is very clear to most people living in the area around the potential route and also those who try to travel … Continue reading

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Department for Transport travel costs


Last Monday Labour MP Andrew Gwynne asked the Government about their expenditure on travel for the Department for Transport over the last 4 years. It is not clear what was at the back of his mind in asking the question, … Continue reading

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Japanese Commuters must be envious


The unexpected news that the trains in parts of Surrey have been upgraded by Govia Thameslink Rail must have created a great deal of envy in Japan. After all it was only ten months ago that Chris Grayling told MPs: “I have … Continue reading

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Lets help end the ‘Trouble on our Trains’


Last night on Channel 4 Dispatches the documentary showed some of the small number of very appalling men who attend football matches across the UK, using trains to get from home to the relevant football grounds and back again. One … Continue reading

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