Tag 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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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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The need for an effective timetable


According to one of Philip Hammond’s predecessors (William Lowndes) ‘Take care of the pence; for the pounds will take care of themselves’. Sadly this sort of attitude does not sit well with our modern day Parliamentarians. Every time a written … Continue reading

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An effective penny pincher?


A red topped newspaper which is quite rightly banned from my home city of Liverpool and a number of football stadia across the UK printed a story on Saturday on the penny pinching behaviour of the Chairman of Network Rail. … Continue reading

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Keep campaigners away from Grayling


A recent exchange took place in the House of Commons focused on the need to improve the rail service that currently begins in Uckfield and ends in the London area. On 13th July Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden asked Chris … Continue reading

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