Chris Grayling to blame for rail chaos, says Lord Adonis
Former Labour transport minister says his successor should have blocked train timetable changes – ‘I did when I was in charge’
Pressure is growing on transport secretary Chris Grayling to take responsibility for the rail chaos that has disrupted the lives of thousands of commuters over the past three weeks. Politicians including MPs and former Labour transport minister Lord Adonis, as well as rail bosses and trade unions, are urging action.
Around 15,000 trains have been cancelled or have run severely late since Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Northern Rail brought in new timetables in May. Passengers have reported missing work, or regularly being late, and last week GTR resorted to laying on taxis for children taking GCSE exams.
Source: Guardian Transport