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Southern: Standards

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 46974, tabled on 7 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the service on Southern Rail.

Answered on

12 October 2016

On 1 September the Secretary of State announced a Network Rail £20m fund, to help improve resilience of the Southern network. Chris Gibb will head a new project board, working with the train operator, the Department for Transport and Network Rail, to explore how to achieve a rapid improvement to services for the public. The board will oversee the fund and create closer working between Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail to improve performance.

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