GRANT SHAPPS’ BULGING IN-TRAY

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High Speed in Kent: ‘Javelin’ No 395001 near the North Downs Tunnel on HS1 on 24 May 2016. Additional high-speed stock was one question expected to be resolved by a new South Eastern franchise. David Andrews

Transport Secretaries come and go: there have been 32 in the lifetime of Modern Railways. In terms of longevity, Chris Grayling managed a good stint at three years (although some might say, given the many inauspicious events during his tenure at the Department for Transport, that it was surprising he lasted so long).

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