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20.03.15

Whitehall is crushing innovative rail schemes

Source: John Gilbert

So this inspired scheme to put right a wrong (leaving Hull off the electrification map completely) has now slid backwards to 2024. This is so typical of British bureaucracy in which anything inspired is suffocated by Westminster and Whitehall. They just cannot CONCEIVE of anything inspired and ambitious.

Development seemed to be going so well too, until our friend the Chancellor stood up to speak. Then goodbye drive – get back in your box you upstart planners. Talk has won: achievement has lost. Par for the course where Westminster is concerned.

Re: Privately-funded Selby to Hull electrification by the end of CP6

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