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Former Dutch cop takes top job at troubled train firm

A former Dutch police officer has been appointed to restore order to the the timetable chaos blighting the lives of people in Brighton and Hove. Go-Ahead Group has appointed Patrick Verwer as chief..
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Angry commuters kick down gates in at St Albans railway station because of Thameslink delays

angry commuters kick down gates in at st albans railway station because of thameslink delays
A signalling error during rush hour caused chaos for passengers at St Albans station in Hertfordshire. Commuters kicked and pushed through gates in frustration.

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The rail industry believed "until the last moment" that it could successfully introduce the new timetables that have led to major disruption, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said. He accepted people..

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‘Horrendous’ train delays as timetables amended
‘Horrendous’ train delays as timetables amended

Rail passengers complained about “horrendous” journeys into London today after Govia Thameslink Railway rolled out amended timetables across Great Northern and Thameslink services today following..



Govia Thameslink names chief executive

govia thameslink names chief executive
BBC Local News: Sussex -- Patrick Viewer's previous firm was forced to pay £7m compensation for disrupted rail services.
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Govia Thameslink picks ex-chief of losing franchise as new boss


Govia Thameslink appoints new boss to lead it through timetable troubles

Embattled train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has installed the former managing director of London Midland as its new head following the resignation of Charles Horton last week. Patrick..
City A.M.

Chaos-hit Govia Thameslink taps Patrick Verwer as new chief


Commuters in St Albans 'kick at gates' in Thameslink delays

commuters in st albans 'kick at gates' in thameslink delays
British Transport Police bring in more patrols to give passengers "reassurance".
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Leaked emails reveal officials regarded Northern routes as 'valueless'

leaked emails reveal officials regarded northern routes as 'valueless'
Department for Transport (DfT) officials knew Northern passengers would be gripped by travel chaos two years before the new rail timetable was introduced, leaked emails reveal. In a heated exchange..
City A.M.

Delays caused by Luton sigalling outage to last throughout day

delays caused by luton sigalling outage to last throughout day
Trains between Bedford and London that were delayed by a major signalling outage near Luton will not be running as normal until 3pm as the line suffers the knock-on effects of the..
City A.M.

Ex-Sunderland AFC owner in race for £1.3bn Network Rail portfolio

ex-sunderland afc owner in race for £1.3bn network rail portfolio
The former owner of Sunderland football club Ellis Short has joined the £1.3bn contest for a Network Rail property portfolio. The American businessman, who owned Sunderland football club until..
City A.M.

Rail bosses summoned before MPs apologise for train timetable chaos

rail bosses summoned before mps apologise for train timetable chaos
Rail bosses yesterday apologised to MPs for their role in the ongoing train timetable scandal that has led to mass cancellations and delays across the country. Charles Horton, the recently resigned..
City A.M.

Here are Britain's best train companies - and the most overcrowded

here are britain's best train companies - and the most overcrowded
The best and worst train operators have been revealed in Transport Focus' latest national rail passenger survey for spring, assessing how more than 25,000 passengers found their their last..
City A.M.

Chris Grayling faces no confidence vote in wake of timetable troubles

chris grayling faces no confidence vote in wake of timetable troubles
The Labour party is seeking to hold a vote of no confidence in the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, as he struggles to contain the public anger caused by the recent overhaul to train..
City A.M.

Rail bosses apologise to MPs over new train timetable shambles

'I'm terribly sad and terribly sorry that it has ended as it has' — Charles Horton, who has resigned as chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway

Rail chaos affecting passengers' health and family lives, says Which?

rail chaos affecting passengers' health and family lives, says which?
Forget feelings of frustration around crowded, delayed and cancelled trains – a survey by consumer watchdog Which? has found that the recent timetable chaos has had a much more detrimental impact on..
City A.M.

Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express services face delays due to weekend engineering works

The disruption will affect services on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17
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Govia Thameslink Railway chief resigns after timetabling chaos

Charles Horton steps down after four weeks of disruption and two years of strikes

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