Thameslink services were today debated in Westminster Hall, as Jeremy Quin, MP For Horsham put forward a motion to debate the recent performance of Govia Thameslink and Network Rail specifically in the South East. You can watch the full debate on the parliament.tv website, starting at 14:30 and lasting around an hour and a half, but if you just want to see Claire Perry, Rail Ministers response to the issues raised you can skip ahead to 15:45 for this. So, what did Claire have to say about recent performance?
On the performance of Govia Thameslink and Network Rail: We know performance on this network that carries almost a quarter of all rail passengers is not up to standard. There are three
Image courtesy of Nico Hogg On Wednesday 9th March, our campaign met with directors from Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail together with Vicky Foxcroft, local MP for Lewisham borough to push for some answers about the issues that local residents are facing using the railway service.
We took 5 key topics to be discussed at the meeting: Severe overcrowding on the trains Chronically poor reliability Longer term improvements to the service Poor communication and lack of information Condition of stations on the route Both GTR and Network Rail were happy to answer our questions and gave some useful details about what has been going on and what the future plans are: What about the ridicul
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