ORR condemns timetable chaos: Grayling promises reform ORR condemns timetable chaos: Grayling promises reform

A hard-hitting report from the Office of Rail and Road into why May’s timetable changes didn’t work has said the industry simply wasn’t ready, and that there was a lack of accountability. A three-month inquiry has found that Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway, Northern, the Department for Transport and the ORR itself all made mistakes which contributed to the collapse of services, particularly on the GTR and Northern networks. The ORR’s findings have been published at the same time as an announcement from the Department for Transport that transport secretary Chris Grayling is launching a ‘root and branch’ review of the railway industry.

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