A NETWORK UNDER STRAIN

Following the publication of his report into the troubled Govia Thameslink Railway franchise, CHRIS GIBB spoke exclusively to TONY MILES

The Gibb Report

A bridge too far? Southern Class 377s cross Grosvenor Bridge over the river Thames on 7 June 2017.
Jamie Squibbs

Network Rail director Chris Gibb’s report into the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise was published by the Department for Transport on 22 June. It is dated 30 December 2016; Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the report had been due to be published in April but this was delayed by the calling of the General Election. The report makes a total of 38 recommendations, of which the Government has said it will support 34, although exactly which it will not take forward is presently unclear.

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