Petition started to have Govia Thameslink stripped of rail franchise

Harpenden Train Station. Picture: DANNY LOO

Harpenden Train Station. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

A petition to have the government’s contract with Govia Thameslink Railway removed immediately has attracted over 2,500 signatures in 24 hours.

The petition was started on the UK Parliament website on Monday, May 29 and will run for six months until Thursday, November 29.

It reads: “The Secretary of State should intervene immediately over GTR’s failure to implement its new timetable, leaving commuters stranded and mass cancellations of services.

“Govia Thameslink has consistently had the worst performance figures of any train operating company in England. It has failed to improve services and now totally failed to deliver on its own new timetable leading to total chaos.

“It is contributing to lost man hours, harming the economy and failing in all aspects of customer service.”

To see the petition, visit petition.parliament.uk/petitions/220440


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