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TRANSPORT regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said yesterday that it will investigate the Department for Transport (DfT) in its probe into recent disruption caused by the introduction of new timetables.
The ORR will examine the DfT role in “managing risks around major network changes” and will publish its initial findings in September.
Hundreds of trains have been cancelled or significantly delayed since the May changes.
Much of the disruption has been caused by a shortage of drivers, which the DfT bears significant responsibility for. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has, however, blamed everyone but his own department.
Thameslink behemoth GTR and Northern slashed 6 per cent of services last week in a bid to make those remaining more reliable.
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