This afternoon I had a meeting with my colleague Norman Baker and the new Chairman of Network Rail, Rick Haythornthwaite. We were discussing the future of the company and the priorities for Mr Haythornthwaite’s chairmanship.
Unfortunately I was late for the meeting – and the reason – MY TRAIN WAS DELAYED! Generally the Virgin service is okay between Manchester and London (although there always seem to be toilets not working!), but when there is a delay it always seems to be very late, and when you really need to be on time!