This afternoon Network Rail’s relatively new chief executive, Mark Carne, will be appearing before the Transport select committee in the House of Commons. Here is what the MPs should ask him.
The House of Commons Transport Committee published its wide-ranging report on safety at level crossings in March this year. Today, the committee published a response from Network Rail. MPs had levelled heavy criticism at the rail infrastructure operator for the “callous disregard” they had shown bereaved relatives. Today Network Rail proved that they still don’t get it. The company still tries to push blame onto level crossing users. NR also claims to have previously disclosed vital information and has still not ruled out bonuses.