Responding to Network Rail and train operators releasing their strike timetables for next week, Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said: “Grant Shapps should resign if these strikes ago ahead. The first duty of the Transport Secretary is to keep our country moving, yet an entire summer of rail strikes means he will have failed.
“Commuters and holiday goers will struggle to forgive the unions if these strikes go ahead, but Grant Shapps is just as much to blame for sitting on his hands.
“We’ve already seen our airports become scenes of chaos and now rail passengers look set to suffer the same fate. It is a shocking track record for Grant Shapps.
“He needs to take full and personal responsibility for preventing these strikes. Britain won’t accept a Transport Secretary who can’t even keep the trains running.”