#news Ministers told fiasco train firm 'must lose contract' after boss steps down over timetable meltdown #WorldNews

#news Ministers told fiasco train firm ‘must lose contract’ after boss steps down over timetable meltdown #WorldNews

#information Ministers told fiasco train firm ‘should lose contract’ after boss steps down over timetable meltdown #WorldNews

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Ministers told fiasco train firm ‘should lose contract’ after boss steps down over timetable meltdown

  • Avanti West Coast mentioned its managing director will step down from September 15
  • Phil Whittingham was successfully sacked after a timetable meltdown final month
  • The Department for Transport mentioned Avanti wouldn’t be stripped of its contract

Ministers confronted calls to strip a significant train firm of its contract final night time after its boss was successfully sacked over a timetable meltdown.

Avanti West Coast mentioned Phil Whittingham, the corporate’s six-figure managing director, would step down from September 15. 

It comes after the operator was pressured to droop fare gross sales and cancel 1000’s of tickets final month as a result of continual workers shortages. 

Avanti West Coast (train pictured) said Phil Whittingham, the company's six-figure managing director, would step down from September 15

Avanti West Coast (train pictured) mentioned Phil Whittingham, the corporate’s six-figure managing director, would step down from September 15

Sources mentioned Mr Whittingham was pushed amid issues at transport big FirstGroup, which majority owns the operator.

Labour’s transport spokesman Louise Haigh led requires Avanti to be stripped of its contract over the fiasco, saying: ‘This failing operator has brought on journey distress for thousands and thousands.’

Former transport minister Norman Baker mentioned: ‘Urgent motion must be taken to revive a correct service.’

But the Department for Transport final night time mentioned Avanti wouldn’t be stripped of its contract.

Avanti West Coast was forced to suspend fare sales and cancel thousands of tickets last month due to chronic staff shortages

Avanti West Coast was pressured to droop fare gross sales and cancel 1000’s of tickets final month as a result of continual workers shortages

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