Rail union and Southern bosses to face grilling tonight

Rail union representatives and Southern bosses will face a grilling by Adur and Worthing councillors tonight (Thursday, September 22).

Southern train.
Southern train.

A special scrutiny meeting has been organised by Adur and Worthing councils, following months of issues on the trains.

Representatives from Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which runs the Southern franchise, and the RMT union will face questions form the joint overview and scrutiny committee.

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The meeting will be held at the Shoreham Centre, in Pond Road, Shoreham, from 6.30pm.

A council spokesman said; “This public meeting will review Southern Rail ticket office closures and general levels of service, with representatives from Southern Rail/Govia Thameslink Railway, the RMT and Brighton Line Commuters’ group present.

“The committee also wish to discuss the recent problems with the general level of rail services being provided by Southern Rail, which are adversely affecting local residents, businesses and visitors to the area.”

Residents who have submitted questions to the council will have 30 minutes to address the parties, followed by scrutiny by councillors.

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