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Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

RAIL

Andrew Forster
08 June 2018
GTR told Grayling everything would be ok
GTR told Grayling everything would be ok

 

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has asked Office of Rail and Road chairman Stephen Glaister to lead an inquiry into why last month’s new timetables for the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Northern franchises were implemented with such disastrous results.

Both operators’ timetables were meant to deliver major service improvements on the back of infrastructure investments – the £7bn Thameslink capacity programme and the Manchester-Preston-Blackpool electrification....

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