Thameslink operator stands to lose franchise if chaos persists
‘Final straw’ if GTR’s revised, emergency timetable fails to stem rail disruption
The operators of the troubled Thameslink service may finally be stripped of their franchise should a revised, emergency timetable fail to stem cancellations, according to a government source.
Govia Thameslink Railway, which has been backed by the Department for Transport over years of severe disruption on Southern through staff shortages and strikes, could be given notice within weeks, after the chaos resulting from the timetable change in May.
Source: Guardian Transport