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#SouthernFail: 94% of Croydon rush hour services are late


Inside Croydon

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on a report that confirms the bleedin’ obvious

94% of trains on rush hour services through East and West Croydon stations were late or cancelled

A National Audit Office report has confirmed what Croydon commuters have known for more than three years: they daily endure the worst train performance in the whole of Britain.

And worse: because of the failures of Tory minister Chris Grayling’s Department for Transport, it looks like taxpayers are going to be paying “tens of millions” more each year for the privilege of Govia Thameslink’s failing services.

In the week of the multi-billion-pound collapse of outsourcing specialists Carillion, the NAO report on the railways highlights more serious failures in the Government’s approach of using taxpayers’ money to create massive private profits, while providing a failing service for the public.

“These latest delay statistics and the National Audit Office report show that…

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