New timetables get first rush hour test New timetables get first rush hour test

Timetables have been shaken up following the usual May changeover, and commuters are discovering today whether the new schedules work. All operators are keeping a sharp eye on performance today. Although the new timetables started yesterday (Sunday), the real test comes on the first weekday. Most operators were reporting a good start at 07.30, although South Western Railway, Southern and Thameslink suffered minor delays. However, these were connected with infrastructure faults rather than the timetable changes. Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith said: ‘Passengers want nothing less than a smooth set of timetable changes that deliver tangible improvements.’


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