Transport Focus special Board meeting with Virgin Trains West Coast
06 July 2017
The Transport Focus Board has called a special meeting with the managing director of Virgin Trains West Coast, Phil Whittingham, to discuss the train operator’s policy and performance in dealing with passenger complaints.
Our board’s concerns centre on Virgin’s strict adherence to ticket terms and conditions, National Rail Conditions of Travel and Charter, a change that has resulted in an increasing number of appeals for Transport Focus over the past eight months. In addition, the quality of responses from Virgin’s Customer Relations team continues to drive up these appeal numbers.
This meeting follows work earlier this year when Transport Focus saw a spike on complaints about Great Western Railway. The report that summarises that work and the consequent drop in Great Western complaints is available on our website here.
The meeting will be chaired by Transport Focus Board member for London Stephen Locke, and will be open for members of the public to observe.
Date and time: Thursday 6 July 2017 3pm to 4pm
Venue: Central London (City)
Agenda and supporting papers: Board meeting agenda and papers – July 2017
If you would like to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.