By Daily Mail Reporter
11th November 2009
A Network Rail boss told staff to travel to a conference by coach [bus] because trains are too expensive.
The senior executive decided on coach travel after it was found that taking 200 of the company's staff from Reading to Coventry by rail could cost as much as £27,000.
Instead, the staff will now be collected by coach from Network Rail's head office in Berkshire. Own goal: A Network Rail boss told staff to travel to a conference by coach because trains are too expensive.
Travel expenses will amount to £12 a head by coach, with overall spending being £2,400 - less than a tenth of the cost by train.