Southern rail: MPs condemn ministers' failure to monitor firm
Transport committee report blasts failure to enforce terms of contract with UK’s worst performing rail firm
Ministers and officials in the Department for Transport lost their grip on Southern, failing to monitor the rail company properly and enforce the terms of its contract, according to a withering report by a cross-party group of MPs.
Concluding an inquiry into the experience of rail passengers that became dominated by the events at Southern, the transport select committee said commuters had been badly let down.
Source: Guardian Transport