The rural affairs and connectivity spokesman Colin Smyth has written to Transport Secretary
Humza Yousaf urging him to endorse renationalisation for Edinburgh-London services.
A GOVERNMENT inquiry is being launched into the East Coast rail franchise, after Transport Secretary
Chris Grayling admitted last week the operator was on the verge of collapse.
Chris Grayling has admitted the Government needs to rethink the way it awards rail franchises, following the announcement that Virgin East Coast will walk away from the contract to run inter-city services on the East Coast Main Line.
THE biggest rail workers' union has launched an angry attack on the Transport Secretary
ahead of his appearance before a committee of MPs, branding him a "specialist in failure.
Chris Grayling has rejected calls to "leave the station" over Carillion.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash has written to Transport Secretary
Chris Grayling proposing a summit with the Department for Transport, train companies and the union, to consider how the principles of the agreements the union has reached in Scotland and Wales, which will keep guards on new trains, can be applied to the disputes.
However, the Transport Secretary
recognises the disruption caused to passengers and has met with union leaders on several occasions, including as recently as December, to help bring an end to the strikes.
Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald - who is Shadow Transport Secretary
- saw his Virgin East Coast service from Stevenage to Leeds come to a sudden halt just outside of Grantham yesterday.
The airport has welcomed the comments, made by Transport Secretary
, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP.
Strikes remain suspended after Transport Secretary
holds constructive talks with ASLEF union.
Labour claims Transport Secretary
Patrick McLoughlin has overseen a 42 per cent cut from PS43 million to PS25million a year.
I WAS intrigued by your article of July 17, in which the Transport Secretary
is reported to have said "More than 700 graduate trainees and apprentices are already working on HS2.