New vexillological technology
[“OBE for Network Rail manager who oversaw Christmas chaos in London”, Rowena Mason and Mark Tran, the Guardian, 31 Dec 2014]
[…] Days before Christmas Ward was quoted in a Network Rail press release as saying the company’s new technology and working practices meant it could “keep lines open while our people work safely alongside, causing much less disruption than would otherwise be the case”.
A second Network Rail executive, Patrick Hallgate, who oversees the western routes, received an MBE for services to the south-west economy. Before Christmas he asked passengers to “bear with us over the Christmas period as we undertake this extensive improvement work to create a better railway for passengers and those living near to the railway line”.