Terrible Thameslink needs no inquiry | Brief letters

Terrible Thameslink needs no inquiry | Brief letters
Govia Thameslink | School trips | Crossword tribute | Morris Minors

It’s reassuring to know that the Department for Transport is examining the franchise of Govia Thameslink following the timetable chaos (Thameslink operator stands to lose franchise if chaos persists, 2 July). But what sort of a contract allows disruption to 20,000 trains in six weeks and yet requires an inquiry by DfT to see whether a breach has occurred?
Martin Freedman
London

• Our grammar school had an even more homicidal alternative to an abattoir visit (Letters, 7 July). The 1971 geography field trip included a tour of an asbestos plant in mid Wales. Did the protective masks count as our education premium?
Pete Fitton
Rochdale, Lancashire

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Source: Guardian Transport

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