Chris Grayling should accept personal responsibility for the meltdown of rail timetables over the summer, MPs have said in a damning report.
The transport secretary failed to avert the crisis that brought misery to millions of commuters after the biggest single change to train schedules attempted, a cross-party committee has concluded.
The MPs found that Mr Grayling was at “the apex” of the hugely complex system controlling Britain’s railways and had the power to halt the changes.
Although he was not given “all the information” required for a decision, the transport select committee found that he should have been “more proactive”. Decision making at Mr Grayling’s department was inadequate, unclear and at times “simply did not exist”.
The report echoed findings from an interim inquiry…