Thursday, 10 January 2013

TUC exposes reward for Brown Review

This from the TUC's Action for Rail campaign...

Brown Review into railways a missed opportunity, says the TUC

Lord Brown’s Review into rail franchising, published today (Thursday), has missed the opportunity to improve the UK’s rail system, says the TUC.

Lord Brown concludes in his report that rail franchising is ‘not broken’ but the TUC has expressed disappointment that he appears to have joined the government in turning a blind eye to the problems of rail privatisation.

Remember, you saw Richard Brown elevated to the peerage here first!

Harrogate, Huddersfield, whatever...

This from the BBC...

Network Rail has apologised after it wrongly announced it was investing millions on a North Yorkshire station.

Revealing its spending plans for the next five years earlier in the week, the company said it would spend £10m to improve capacity at Harrogate station.

It later said the money was actually being spent 36 miles away in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and apologised for "genuine human error".