MPs to probe reasons behind disruption to rail services over Christmas period

January 5, 2015 9:09 AM

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The transport select committee will next week question Network Rail on the reasons for over-running engineering works at London's King's Cross and Paddington which led to the cancellation of services into the stations.

Louise Ellman MP, chair of the committee, said she awaited a report into the sequence of events and decisions commissioned by Network Rail will be completed this week. "I expect Network Rail to explain what went wrong and account for what happened. It is vital that the rail industry delivers a safe, high-quality and efficient service, and that the public has confidence in the industry.

"Passengers deserve a detailed explanation of the causes of the disruption, the steps that need to be taken to prevent recurrence and the lessons that need to be learned."

The committee will grill Network Rail's Mark Carne, chief executive, and Robin Gisby, managing director, network operations, next Wednesday.


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