Chris Grayling refuses to take blame for rail timetable chaos

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Transport secretary says he should have been more sceptical about industry assurances after critical report by regulator

Chris Grayling has declined to take personal responsibility for this summer’s rail chaos after a regulator’s report concluded that nobody had taken charge of the crisis, saying “a system problem” had been the primary cause.

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