No surprise that the promised early completion of work didn’t happen

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Not unexpectedly, the promised early completion of the work on the Woolram Wygate crossing by Monday has not happened.

On Tuesday the site was again crammed with white vans and clusters of men talking, or contemplating.

Presumably this included the additional staff hired from a separate contractor to supervise the passage of the occasional pedestrian.

A suitable title for the tableaux to be seen most days of the past few weeks could be: “Men, watching men, watching men (man?) working.”

There seemed to be little evidence of tight financial control.

It is little wonder the UK rail system is the most expensive in running and maintenance compared with all the other comparable European railway systems.

Tony Smedley