HM Chief Inspector of Railways confirms driver-only operation is safe

Today HM Chief Inspector of Railways has confirmed that driver-only operation is a safe method of working.

This report from the independent rail safety watchdog once again confirms that Union action is not about the safety of passengers or concern for commuters. This is politically motivated strike action which must cease. Urgent improvements to the Southern service cannot be made whilst the industrial action takes place.

I urge ASLEF to call off all future industrial action and to sit down with GTR to discuss a way forward.