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Transport Secretary has presided over a shambolic state of affairs

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the news the West Coast Partnership contract award is to be delayed, said “The Transport Secretary has presided over a shambolic state of affairs.

“South Eastern is delayed. Now the West Coast HS2 contract is delayed. Yet a rail contract was awarded in East Midlands while a government review is underway. At the same time, multiple transport companies are suing the government over its approach to rail contracts.

“This is only a foretaste of the catastrophic and expensive legacy Chris Grayling has left across our transport system which will scar the country for decades to come.”