Accelerate TfL takeover of Southern train services – MPs

Accelerate TfL takeover of Southern train services – MPs

Motion sponsored by Labour’s Chuka Umunna to strip Govia Thameslink Railway of its franchise earns crossbench support

MPs have called on the government to accelerate a proposed takeover of Southern metropolitan services by Transport for London, as the train operating company Govia Thameslink Railway prepares to cut back its timetable by 350 trains a day.

An early day motion sponsored by Labour’s former shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, and backed by MPs of other parties in affected constituencies, has added to opposition calls to strip GTR of its franchise. It proposed that TfL run the trains instead by adding them to its London Overground network.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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