Transport Secretary actually includes freight in major UK rail speech
Portrait of Mark Harper, the secretary of state for transport (UK Government)Image official UK Government portrait
Mark Harper, the UK transport secretary, has affirmed his commitment to the rail sector and has outlined plans to modernise the industry. That message has met with mixed responses. The freight industry has given it a thumbs up, but the rail unions have been more inclined to point in the other direction and throw the minister to the lions. Harper was delivering the George Bradshaw Address at the Institute for Civil Engineers in Westminster in London.
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Regrettably, by “missing the train” industry (railways) now is at the mercy of politicians – and Industry, to be blamed!
For England, however, now post Brexit, urgently remains to define Goal – of infrastructure!
(Advantage of being an island, decisively has to be benefitted!)
Ports, big or small, virtually shall be on line, by a sustainable, high quality rail way infrastructure!
(Electrification, shall be robust (redundant).
Track sustainably shall withstand current – and future traffic, etc.!)