Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Govia Thameslink franchise 'not providing value for money'



Passengers on Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services have suffered the worst rail disruption in the UK, according to a highly critical report.

 
The National Audit Office (NAO) said the UK's largest rail franchise had not provided value for money.


It found the services had been the "worst on the network" since Govia Thameslink (GTR) took over the routes.


The Department for Transport (DfT) said industrial action had caused a shortage of train crews.


It is being blamed for not ensuring adequate staffing before awarding the franchise.
Government spending watchdog the NAO said GTR had too few drivers when it was awarded the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.




BBC        News.