New UK Transport Secretary: You’ve got mail

Anne-Marie Trevelyan - UK Parliament official portraits 2017UK Parliament official portraits

With national events overtaking the cabinet reshuffle, the new UK transport secretary has still to have an appointed rail minister join her team at the Department for Transport. However, Anne-Marie Trevelyan is already a week into her cabinet post following Grant Shapps’s removal from the government’s front benches. When she returns to her desk, there will already be plenty of industry correspondence addressed to her.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

2 comments op “New UK Transport Secretary: You’ve got mail”

bönström bönström|14.09.22|00:17

Industry and Unions, a pair of spoiled, indeed mature childs, now have to prove grown up!
“Cemented”, at the mercy of “parents”, as currently, is not sustainable!
Except of a few, including producers of on road trucks…, majority, owners, tax payers, now have to call for the Shift, to a New Old Railway!
Subsidies shall not be permanent!
Other devices, by air, by sea etc. upgrade, for lower costs. So has the railways to – and quality pays!

Peter Stanton|18.09.22|11:07

Perhaps if road users paid their full infrastructure costs (Armitage report Circa 1980) then the railway would be on a level footing. Frank Cousins stopped Beeching undertaking his review of road costs as the TGWU might not have liked the answer!!

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