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‘Epic fail’ by Southern as emergency timetable is withdrawn

More Southern fail

Inside Croydon

A representative of railway staff has hit back at Southern Railways for blaming its employees for the failings of management over the withdrawal of around 150 services per day under what it called an “emergency” timetable.

The daily grind into work is being made worse by Southern management, according to allegations by one train driver Southern passengers have had to endure the emergency timetable for six weeks

Mick Cash, the general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers’ union, the RMT, said that Southern’s emergency timetable was “the product of management failure on an epic scale”, adding that the rail managers have behaved disgracefully and cynically.

Southern, part of the Govia Thameslink Railway company, this afternoon announced that it will be reinstating around 100 of the axed train services from next Monday, with further contracted services to be reintroduced over following weeks. For the past six weeks, passengers of the cancelled services have been entitled to claim compensation, estimated to amount to millions of pounds, which has to…

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