Angry Southern commuter plans rival train firm launch

A commuter who is sick of the poor service provided by Southern is planning to set up his own rival train firm.

Steve Williams, from Littlehampton, has taken inspiration from one entrepreneur who has done just that elsewhere.

Ian Yeowart took on an Open Access Agreement to challenge Virgin Trains in Yorkshire - and only had to prove he would lay on extra services, like stopping at a station Virgin did not already serve.

Mr Yeowart set up Grand Central Trains. The company now runs nine services a day to London.

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