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UPDATED Network Rail boss to leave post early


7:39am 29th December 2014
(Updated 8:06am 29th December 2014)

The Network Rail boss who presided over the Christmas rail fiasco is retiring early next year

Over-running engineering work left thousands stranded in freezing conditions and others herded onto overcrowded trains this weekend. Trains from York,Thirsk and Selby were unable to reach London Kings Cross.

East Coast Trains and Grand Central were affected. First Hull Trains had already made plans to divert services to London St Pancras.

The service is now back to normal.

It's understood Robin Gisby won't now get a bonus worth more than 300-thousand pounds.

The company had previously said he WOULD receive the payment.

But it insists the decision isn't linked to the overrunning engineering works which closed two mainline London stations on Saturday, affecting thousands of passengers.

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