UK being taken for a ride on the slow train to nowhere

The
UK could rightly be called the land that timetables forget, with train delays
costing £3bn a year in lost productivity, according to a new report.

According
to newspaper reports, the Strategic Rail Authority estimates delays on nearly
one in five train services cost the economy £3bn annually, and ‘extra’ delays
in the wake of the fatal Hatfield crash are costing the economy £1bn.

The
SRA and the official rail regulator are looking at ways to cut the delays.

By Quentin Reade

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