Unions and transport campaigners have been staging a demonstration today outside the London headquarters of Network Rail at King's Cross as the company passed wholly into the public sector. The not-for-profit company is a now a government body following a change in the way its debt is classified for statistical purposes, but the Department for Transport has denied that the change amounts to full nationalisation, while reports have been circulating that ministers are uncomfortable with the company’s new status.
The train service between Harlech and Pwllheli in North Wales was running again today following the rebuilding of a viaduct. The line had been closed north of Harlech for the bridge work, but the route was also badly affected by savage storms last winter.
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