Train services operated by South Western Railway (SWR) could be taken into public ownership due to losses made by the franchise, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
South Western Railway
South Western Railway’s recent financial statements indicate “the franchise is not sustainable in the long term”, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
Disruption on the first working day of new train timetables has reignited calls for Northern to be stripped of its franchise.
Cancellations and delays caused havoc for rail commuters on the first working day of new train timetables.
Rail commuters suffered cancellations and delays on the first weekday of the new winter timetable.
Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers faced travel misery on Monday at the start of a series of strikes in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.
Strikes by workers on South Western Railway throughout December will go ahead after talks over the guards on trains dispute collapsed.