9th July 2012
Constituents encouraged to have their say on rail services
Gordon Henderson MP is encouraging his constituents to submit their views into a consultation on rail services in the South East.
The Department for Transport have set up the consultation, which began on 21st June 2012 and will run until 13th September 2012, to gain public opinion on how to improve rail services ahead of companies bidding to run the new franchise from April 2014.
The current Southeastern franchise started in April 2006, delivering the most significant timetable change in Kent for over 50 years, as well as providing the first domestic high speed rail services in the UK. However, the franchise has come under fire following a number of complaints about train delays, the lack of information provided in severe weather conditions and the high cost of fares.
Mr Henderson said:
“This is an important opportunity for commuters to submit their views on the rail services, particularly into London from my constituency.
“I have previously raised a number of concerns with Southeastern following complaints to my office about their services, however, improvements will only be made if my constituents speak out.”
For more information about the consultation, visit: http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2012-29/