And so its here, its finally here! The White Paper that the Rail Industry has patiently been waiting for and whilst its authors do, quite righty, state that the current system is a 'maze of agreements between hundreds of parties, drawn up and policed by battalions of lawyers...' *ahem* I will be spending today working through all 112 pages of the Plan for Rail with a view to publishing some immediate thoughts and comments later today. Watch this space!
In 1825, this country invented something that spread its iron web across the earth and transformed everywhere it touched. It was, of course, the railway. By the time we celebrate the bicentenary, four years from now, we want this plan to have secured our magnifcent network for decades more.