Rail bosses are working on an action plan to improve train performance on the Brighton Mainline following a meeting with Government officials.
The plan will be presented to local MPs and rail minister Claire Perry next Monday (February 2) at a private meeting in the House of Commons.
It follows a performance meeting between officials in the Department of Transport and the Office of Rail Regulation about performance on the Brighton mainline.
In a response to a parliamentary question tabled by Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas, Mrs Perry said: “Performance across parts of the Southern and Thameslink franchises has not been up to the standards that passengers rightly expect.
“Department officials and the ORR recently chaired a performance meeting with regard to the Brighton mainline.
“The industry is working together to develop an action plan to improve train performance and this will be presented to the rail minister and local MPs on 2nd February in the House.”
Ms Lucas was asking whether any penalties would be imposed on train operators or Network Rail for the consistent delays on peak commuter services between Brighton and London Victoria.
Mrs Perry did not address this specific point in her answer.