The Queen’s Speech for the new government was delivered this week and Secretaries of State are now settling back into business. WLR welcomes Chris Grayling MP back as the Secretary of State for Transport and his team. This is an opportunity to quote from his speech in December setting out his political direction (WLR’s emphasis):

“If our railways are to cope with the challenges of today and tomorrow it will take more investment, new ways of working, new ways of funding improvements, more joined up management, simpler structures, collaboration across the industry. We can and will make this a real golden era for rail. We can transform the passenger experience. We can create opportunities across our society.”