To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there will be investigations into Govia's other franchise agreement following LSER/Southeastern franchise being taken over by the Government's Operator of Last Resort.
20 October 2021
The Department is engaging with a non-executive committee formed of the Chairs of both Govia owning groups, who are leading an investigation into the issues. The investigation will carefully examine the role of LSER, and its owning groups to understand the extent of the issues. The Department will undertake a rigorous review and examination of the evidence provided, to consider whether further action or investigation is required. However, due to the unique arrangements of the HS1 contract, there is no reason to believe the issues will be present on other TOCs.