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Bedfordshire MPs, Richard Fuller and Nadine Dorries questioned bosses from Govia Thameslink and Network Rail about the recent poor train service provided on the Bedford-Brighton line.

The MPs raised concerns from their constituents who have suffered with a high number of train delays and cancellations since Govia took over the franchise in September.

Govia apologised for the poor performance which they put down to severe driver shortages and confirmed that they were taking action to improve things.

Bedford and Kempston MP, Richard Fuller said,

“There have been unacceptable levels of disruption and cancellations on the Thameslink line in recent weeks. Govia say they have driver shortages, which they are addressing, and that improvements will come but will take time. I have my doubts and Nadine and I have asked for regular updates to monitor progress.”

1 Response to MPs quiz Thameslink bosses on poor performance

  • I’ve heard that the driver shortage is self inflicted ie. FCC paid overtime and Govia don’t so the drivers won’t work additional hours. In any event I don’t understand how a sudden driver crisis can arise without management incompetence being involved!
    keep up the good work.

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