Network Rail defends Christmas chaos despite using ‘unsuitable’ station
Rail bosses tell MPs’ committee closure of King’s Cross to divert to ‘entirely unsuitable’ Finsbury Park was a still correct decision
Network Rail bosses have defended the decision to send thousands of passengers to an “entirely unsuitable” station after overrunning Christmas engineering works caused King’s Cross station to be closed.
Questioned by the Commons transport committee over December’s rail chaos, which saw two major London mainline stations closed and thousands of passengers severely delayed and disrupted, bosses said the contingency plan was the best solution for passengers. The plan was drawn up on Boxing Day when it became clear that trains on the east coast mainline would not be able to operate to and from central London.
Source: Guardian Transport