The rail regulator cancelled 19 schemes to remove pinch points on overcrowded lines yesterday after the Government ordered a cut in public funding for the railways.
Network Rail had proposed the schemes to increase capacity and to reduce delays on routes that have experienced record growth in passenger numbers. The Government has imposed a strict cap on the expansion of the network, however, to save about £1.5 billion a year.
Do these people even talk to each other, let alone understand what they’re doing? We’ve just had the Chancellor saying that he’ll bring forward some of the infrastructure spending in a Keynesian boost to the economy…..
That may or may not be a good idea but WTF are they doing announcing such and then cancelling spending already agreed?