Southern rail: unions say £13.4m fine is ‘less than a slap on the wrist’

Southern rail: unions say £13.4m fine is ‘less than a slap on the wrist’

Owner of rail franchise is fined over its failure to run services but government says industrial action was a major factor

Southern rail’s owner has been fined £13.4m by the government in a long-awaited ruling over whether the firm breached its contract by failing to run services.

The decision was described as a fair outcome by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) but denounced as “less than a slap on the wrist” by unions.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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