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MP Jones’s letter on rail chaos increases pressure on Grayling

Bout time Grayling went

Inside Croydon

MPs from commuter constituencies across southern England are demanding action from the Transport Secretary. But Croydon South’s Chris Philp is not among them, as JEREMY CLACKSON reports

Failing: Chris Grayling has questions to answer in the House this afternoon

Calls for the resignation of the Transport Secretary and for Govia Thameslink to be stripped of their contract with DafT, the Department for Transport, are likely to grow stronger this afternoon, as Tory minister Chris Grayling is expected to make a statement in the House of Commons over the on-going shambles that is the rail network.

Over the weekend, Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones pulled together a letter which went to Grayling last night, accusing Govia of “abject failure”.

The letter lays out a set of demands ahead of a meeting with Grayling later today to discuss the GTR/Northern railway timetable chaos.

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