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.
Source: Guardian Transport