HeadLine: Chaos 2: Gridlock on Xmas roads
The Mirror, 23/11/2000, p2
by SHAUN MILNE
BRITAIN’S roads face gridlock in the run-up to Christmas because of
chaos on the railways, the AA warned yesterday.
More commuters are using their cars because they can’t guarantee
reaching their destination on time by train.
The M25 had a 25 per cent rise in traffic in the wake of the Hatfield
rail crash in October. Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow have also had
AA Roadwatch said: “It’s a nation-wide problem and every major city in
Britain is overloaded with traffic. Getting into central London in
particular has become a nightmare.”
Railtrack’s new chief executive Steven Marshall said: “We certainly
hope it will not be chaos by Christmas but there will be a lot of work
over the Christmas period which will take us into January.”
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