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20 June meeting with senior GTR officials

Met senior GTR officials today including Passenger Services Director Stuart Cheshire and Deputy CEO Alex Foulds. I explained the seriousness of the situation and pressed on all issues. Their overall assessment is still for a more reliable and robust timetable in mid-July.

Oliver continues to press Ministers over rail reliability

Over the past week, I have been pressing for immediate action from operators Govia Thameslink Rail (GTR) to restore a proper timetable, accurate passenger information and more reliability on the train lines running from our commuter stations.

MP’s discussion with CEO of Govia Thameslink

I had a frank discussion with Charles Horton this morning about the unacceptable situation at the beginning of week 4 and in particular the absolute need for accurate information and reliable service during peak periods.

MP welcomes stable interim timetable

I met the Passenger Services Director for Govia, Stuart Cheshire, again this afternoon and was given some slightly more encouraging news.  He said that from today, Govia will be advertising an interim timetable on the various rail websites and all advertised services will run (barring unforeseen