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The chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) will be stepping down following weeks of chaos over delays and cancellations to services.
Charles Horton’s departure from the train operator comes after a change in timetables led to thousands of commuters being left stranded in the north of England.
The company said Horton will remain in post for a short period to oversee the development of a temporary timetable to address the recent major disruption to rail services.
In a letter to staff, he said the company had been going through some “very challenging” times in recent weeks.
“I recognise that passengers have been hugely frustrated at the significant disruption caused by the introduction of new timetables,” he wrote.
“It is the…