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Disruption on Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services examined

20 July 2016

The Transport Committee hears evidence from the Department for Transport's (DfT) new rail minister, Paul Maynard MP, and DfT officials in its final evidence session on improving the rail passenger experience.


Wednesday 20 July 2016, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 4.05pm

  • Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Department for Transport
  • Peter Wilkinson, Managing Director, Passenger Services, Department for Transport
  • Bernadette Kelly CB, Director General, Rail Group, Department for Transport

Purpose of the session

The session covers the DfT's role in the current situation on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise, particularly the severe disruption being experienced by Southern Railway's passengers.

The session also considers broader issues, such as:

  • disabled people's access to the railway
  • plans for "smart" ticketing and part-time season tickets
  • ideas for more passenger-focused performance measures

Further information

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