13 July 2017
RMT Press Office
General Secretary Mick Cash said:
"This latest whitewash of the Southern Rail shambles by the Government is hardly a surprise when they've been up to their necks in this fiasco right from day one. This pathetic response to the abject failure by Southern/GTR to deliver on their contract doesn't even stack up to a slap on the wrist. No wonder the company are gloating. Chris Grayling has let them off the hook big style.
"This is yet another case of the government and their rail industry cronies investigating themselves while the services they are responsible for are a global laughing stock.
"Chris Grayling has propped up the basket case Southern Rail operation from the off and is clearly happy to put the profits of overseas rail companies before the safety, quality and accessibility of services for the British people.
"RMT's fight for safe, accessible and reliable rail services for all goes on."