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Buck stops with the Government on current rail chaos

4 June 2018 

Responding to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP's statement on the current rail timetabling chaos, Steve Chambers, public transport campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"This statement offers nothing for passengers in the short term and no end in sight to the current chaos. We need to hear more detail on this 'special compensation' scheme, but it should be easy to claim and offer meaningful redress for the problems passengers have suffered. 

"The Government lets and manages rail franchises, and Govia Thameslink is a management contract controlled in detail by the Department for Transport, so the Government should have known the problems with drivers well before it hit crisis point. The buck stops with the Government on this."

ENDS

For further information please contact the press office on 07984 773 468 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors                          

  1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).