PDQ Mobile wrote:These last Tory Govts have been more short term in their thinking than many others,and that really is saying something!
Self serving and dogmatic.
Visionless and greedy.
Indeed, in the case of the Midland Mainline from London to Sheffield, the electrification has been more stop/start than the trains. Grayling cancelled the last phase which had already been costed and £Millions spent on bridge work. Ending the electrification in Kettering (recently extended to Mkt Harborough) claiming that new bi-mode train technology would offer seamless transfer from diesel power to electric and this meant there was no longer the need to electrify every line to achieve improvements to journeys.
The £Millions spent were not without some benefit, locally a couple of good stretches of road were closed to motor traffic for over a year and popular with cyclists