What does Heathrow expansion mean for northern trains, Chris Grayling? | Andy Burnham and Richard Leese

What does Heathrow expansion mean for northern trains, Chris Grayling? | Andy Burnham and Richard Leese
Northern MPs should not vote for a third runway if it pushes back plans to revitalise our neglected rail system

When Chris Grayling came to the House of Commons on Monday, there was one question above all others that dominated proceedings: how had he not seen the Northern Rail crisis coming?

Perhaps the real answer only emerged 24 hours later, when the transport secretary came back to the same despatch box to make a statement on Heathrow airport.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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