Great British Railways delay makes HQ bidders unhappy
Last week, the UK transport minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, admitted that the legislation to introduce the new over-arching railway management agency, Great British Railways, would be delayed. She told the formidable cross-party Transport Select Committee that the bill would not be introduced in this session of parliament. Therefore the bill could not go through the required stages of reading in both houses of the British parliament. It will not now be debated until at least May next year, suggesting that GBR will be delayed by at least a year and may even be abandoned.
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