Southern: Standards

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on (a) how many occasions and (b) which class of train there have been reports of camera failure since the introduction of driver only operation services on Southern train services.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

We do not hold the information requested as the operator is not obligated to provide it to the Department. Please note that Driver Only Operation has been used safely on what we now call the Southern network since the 1980s, when it was introduced by British Rail.

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