Shapps: I'll remove operators that fail to run trains on time

Joe Murphy
January 2020
Evening Standard;1/29/2020, p2
TRANSPORT Secretary Grant Shapps today warned London's rail firms that he "won't hesitate" to remove operators that fail to run punctual services.


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