DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT

21st December 2017

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of cancellations on Southern on the Brighton mainline in the last two years has been due to lack of train crew.

Paul Maynard, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rail, Accessibility and HS2: Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) reports cancellation information to the Department at franchise level. Additionally, the rail industry systems which capture disruption data do not differentiate between cancellations as a result of lack of train crew and other causes attributed to train crew (for example operational reasons). The percentage of all GTR’s cancellations attributed to train crew issues over the past two years is 38%.

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