Brighton and Hove News » MP urges government to break up Southern and Thameslink franchise ‘sooner rather than later’

An MP and former Brighton councillor urged the government to break up the Southern and Thameslink rail franchise “sooner rather than later”.

Maria Caulfield, the Conservative MP for Lewes, made the call in the House of Commons this afternoon (Wednesday 16 May).

The former Moulsecoomb and Bevendean councillor spoke out as Transport Secretary Chris Grayling made a statement about another troubled franchise, the East Coast Main Line, which is being renationalised.

Maria Caulfield said: “The Secretary of State’s statement mentions the break up in 2021 of the Thameslink and Southern Rail franchises but I urge him to break them up sooner rather than later. Brighton and Hove News » MP urges government to break up Southern and Thameslink franchise ‘sooner rather than later’

 

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