Southern Rail APPG

First Registered: 31/08/2016 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To scrutinise the operation and performance of the Southern Rail franchise with a view to ensuring service improvement by the franchise. The group will act for the best interests of passengers by providing challenge to all organisations, including the government, which have a bearing on operational performance.

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Recent Documents related to Southern Rail

1. Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern: prior information notice
17/06/2021 - DfT OLR Holdings Limited
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Found: Notice Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern: prior information notice Prior

2. Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern: prior information notice
17/06/2021 - Department for Transport
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Found: Notice Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern: prior information notice Prior

3. Thameslink Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) 2014 rail franchise agreement
20/01/2021 - Department for Transport
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Found: Guidance Thameslink Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) 2014 rail franchise agreement Franchise

4. Southern Access to Heathrow: strategic objectives
04/11/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: Southern Access to Heathrow: strategic objectives - GOV.UK

5. Full Report
10/01/2018 - National Audit Office

Found: Department for Transport The Thameslink, Southern and˜Great Northern rail franchise HC 528 SESSION 2017Œ2019

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Southern Rail

1. Southern Heathrow Rail Link
22/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: economic benefits of a southern Heathrow rail link. My belief is that a southern rail link fits exactly with - Speech Link
2: Hounslow Council put forward a proposed route for southern rail access to Heathrow from London and Surrey, including - Speech Link
3: speech about an incredibly important topic. A direct rail link from Guildford to Heathrow would make a massive - Speech Link

2. Preston Park Train Services
24/07/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: about this issue and other subjects relating to rail services in Brighton and Hove. Today, the focus - Speech Link
2: that they had been commuting for 18 years through rail strikes and all kinds of problems, but this is the - Speech Link

3. Rail Services: Hassocks
19/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: considered rail services in Hassocks.I welcome the opportunity to raise the subject of the rail services - Speech Link
2: Friend the Secretary of State, to GTR and to Network Rail, in so far as it is a matter for that organisation: - Speech Link

4. Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway
04/07/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: Improvements to Southern Railway.When I became Transport Secretary last summer, the Southern rail network - Speech Link
2: but I do not think that relations between the two rail unions are now quite as warm as they once were. - Speech Link
3: Gibb report shows a graph that demonstrates that Southern was the worst-performing company a very long time - Speech Link

5. Redhill, Reigate and District Rail Services
18/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: debate the rail service into Reigate and Redhill. It is hard to overstate the importance of the rail service - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Southern Rail
1. Southern Rail: Greater London
asked by: Rosena Allin-Khan
04/06/2018
... what discussions his Department has had with representatives of Southern Rail on the effect of the May 2018 timetable changes on commuters travelling across south west London.

2. Southern
asked by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle
29/07/2019
... what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) driver controlled operation and (b) stations which are unstaffed or staffed part-time on accessibility for disabled people who wish to travel without pre-booking on Southern Railways.

3. Southern
asked by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle
29/07/2019
... what information his Department holds on driver controlled operation on Southern Rail services.

4. Southern
asked by: Lilian Greenwood
19/03/2019
... (b) 2018 and (c) 2019 for the (i) whole and (ii) part of their journey.

5. Southern
asked by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle
13/03/2019
... (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

Latest Questions
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4 Current APPG Officers
Peter Kyle Portrait
Peter Kyle
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Hove
Joined: 31st August 2016
Nusrat Ghani Portrait
Nusrat Ghani
Co-Chair
Conservative - Wealden
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Peter Kyle MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6863.

Email: peter.kyle.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Southern Rail APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Southern Rail APPG

Former APPG Officers
Nicholas Soames Portrait
Nicholas Soames
Co-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Mid Sussex
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Lloyd Portrait
Stephen Lloyd
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eastbourne
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Herbert of South Downs Portrait
Lord Herbert of South Downs
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jeremy Quin Portrait
Jeremy Quin
Vice Chair
Conservative - Horsham
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships