Patrick McLoughlin: We made 'serious mistakes'

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is speaking at an annual gathering of rail industry experts in Derby.

It follows the West Coast mainline franchising fiasco, and Bombardier's failed bid to secure the Thameslink contract.

Addressing the forum, he said of the West Coast mainline contract:

My department did make some very serious mistakes, but I have taken action to put them right.

– The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

On the High Speed Rail link, he has said:

The biggest benefit of HS2 will be increased capacity.

– The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

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