Cancel South Western Railway’s contract & to investigate their mismanagement.

South Western Railway was awarded the South Western franchise in March 2017, & took over from South West Trains on the 20th August. SWT had managed the franchise for nearly 20 years. Since the takeover, the number of delays have increased, delays have got longer, & cancellations have increased.

7,338 Signatures

Status: Closed
Created: 13 Dec 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 39
Closed: 19 Jun 2018, 11:59 p.m.

The government should investigate why the franchise has significantly worsensed since it changed hands, & why it changed during the Waterloo upgrade. Why is the service worse after the upgrade?

Need to compare the % of delayed trains now with the amount of delayed trains SWT’s had. Also stats for the length of delays, as well as the % of cancelled trains. Not just overal stats either, peak times/rush hour stats need to be anyalsed.

The government needs to consider cancelling SWR’s contract.

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
769 10.48% Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP Conservative
Esher and Walton
605 8.245% Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP Conservative
South West Surrey
598 8.149% Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP Liberal Democrat
Kingston and Surbiton
448 6.105% Mr Jonathan Lord MP Conservative
375 5.11% Mr Ranil Jayawardena MP Conservative
North East Hampshire
341 4.647% Angela Richardson Conservative
275 3.748% Dr Ben Spencer Conservative
Runnymede and Weybridge
228 3.107% Munira Wilson Liberal Democrat
211 2.875% Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP Conservative
Epsom and Ewell
186 2.535% Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP Conservative
East Hampshire
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6,485 signatures - 88.0% of total

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