Calls intensify to strip 'incompetent' Southern rail operator of franchise
Government backs Govia Thameslink Railway after new timetable cancels hundreds of daily services due to staff shortages
Calls have intensified to strip Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) of its franchise, after the Southern trains operator confirmed it would implement an emergency timetable cancelling hundreds of services every day.
But the government confirmed its support for the company, despite disruption and misery for commuters worsening in the wake of a bitter industrial dispute.
3 of my four towns will have no branch rail service with new timetable changes . Unacceptable and will fight this
Source: Guardian Transport