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Govia Thameslink Railway

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st June 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, what discussions he has had with Govia Thameslink Railway on that company's standards for driver training of new routes; what assessment he has made of the adequacy of safety planning and measures in place for learning of new routes; and if he will make a statement.

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)

The company standards regarding the safety, planning and measures for drivers to learn new routes are jointly managed by the Train Operating Company, Network Rail and the driver’s trade union ASLEF.

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