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Grayling misleading Commons on East Coast rail 'bailout', says Labour

Labour has accused the transport secretary of misleading parliament over the early termination of the East Coast rail franchise as it emerged that the operator, Stagecoach, had been due to pay the Treasury more than £2bn in the final four years of its contract.

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THE significance of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s answer to a Parliamentary question this week should not be under-estimated.

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  • Grayling Wrongly Denies Rail BailoutTRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling was accused of “misleading” Parliament yesterday as the row over a controversial private rail bailout gathered steam.

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  • HS2 to spark productivity drive in Midlands, leaders say Businesses in the Midlands have today stated that improved transport connections created by HS2 will reduce inequality between high and low performing regions and push forward productivity growth. In a report published by HS2 Ltd today, mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street alongside chairman...
  • NR at fault for 'potentially disastrous' Liverpool Lime Street wall collapseInvestigators have found that Network Rail was partially at fault for a wall that collapsed onto open railway lines earlier this year. Services at Liverpool Lime Street ground to a halt earlier this year when the wall collapsed over all four lines into the station, causing commuters five days of...
  • Go-Ahead profits stabilise as year-long strike row draws to a closeThe Go-Ahead Group’s trading has been in line with expectations across its rail business during the first four months of the year (2 July – 29 November) as the company seeks to put its year-long history of strike action behind it. Go-Ahead, which is a 65% shareholder of the Govia...

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