Rail officials grilled about Great Northern line timetable chaos

In response to today’s London Assembly Transport Committee meeting, where senior officials from Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail were questioned about the sustained disruption to train services caused by recent timetable changes, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said:

“I have been very disappointed and frustrated with the huge level of disruption caused to commuters in Enfield and Haringey by the continuous delays and cancellations to Great Northern line services.

“Today, I raised the significant issues that Govia have had with the training and recruitment of drivers in anticipation of the recent timetable changes. I asked a senior Govia official about their plans to resolve this and ensure that staffing levels are adequate.

“Govia still have a lot to answer for on their shambolic handling of the changes and their failure to mitigate the resultant chaos.

“I have recently written to the Government to reiterate the case for the devolution of Great Northern services- the sooner the franchise is handed over to TfL, the better for local people”.