Member of Parliament for Clacton

Douglas Carswell

23 JUN 2014

Network Rail taken to task for endless cockups

"Enough is enough" says Douglas Carswell about the appalling delays to local rail services.

He has now written as the local MP to the head of Network Rail, criticising the organisation's corporate governance, and asking who amongst the "grandees" within the taxpayer backed organisation speaks up for the customer.

"Last Tuesday saw serious disruption to services between Frinton, Walton, Clacton and Liverpool Street. Only a few week's before that, services were cancelled on a Monday morning because Network Rail could not get their act together".

"As a regular commuter between London and Clacton, I know how frustrating it is when the trains are disrupted."

"People are willing to be patient when there are accidents. But not when there are serial cockups and no explaination of what went wrong".

"I have yet to get a proper explanation from Network Rail. What went wrong, why did it go wrong and who has been held to account".

"Local commuters have a right to know".

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