Network Rail splashes out millions on flights to save on train fares

Network Rail splashes out millions on flights to save on train fares

Staff working for company blamed for Christmas rail chaos took over 8,000 domestic flights from 2013 to 2015 – because it was cheaper than the train

Network Rail staff travelling on business spent £1.3m on UK flights in the last two years because it was cheaper to fly than to take the train.

Employees of NR, a public sector body, took 8,353 domestic flights in the period from April 2013 to March 2015 and also spent £1.1m on 2,907 international flights.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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