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Govt caught red handed bunging Southern £22m
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "The Government has at last been forced to admit  that they have bunged the basket-case Southern Rail over £20 million of taxpayers money to keep the dispute over safety running for nearly two years....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern rail, gtr, govia, chris grayling, dft, nao
Damning National Audit Office report into Southern
In a report today the National Audit Office (NAO) detail the Department for Transport’s (DfT) abject failure with regards to the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Franchise.   Noting that between September 2014 and September 2017 GTR passengers have experienced the worst overall...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, southern rail, gtr, nao, national audit office, guards, doo, driver only operation
RMT responds to Great Western “modernisation” fiasco
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:                                                                                                                                                                         “This National Audit Office report is a shocking indictment of the mismanagement of our railways. Huge sums that are desperately needed to upgrade and modernise the rail infrastructure down to Wales and the...
Region: South Wales and West; South West
Tagged with: great western, national audit office, nao, department for transport, dft
RMT response to NAO report today on train procurement
"The NAO report also makes no mention of the fact that new trains, including the Hitachi inter-city fleet, are designed for driver only operation solely in the interests of train company profits and regardless of the safety and service implications...
Region: National
Tagged with: nao, national audit office, thameslink, train procurement, hitachi, intercity express