Improved Rail Services

Representing a constituency like Chatham & Aylesford in the commuter belt, Tracey has campaigned for a fairer deal for rail users and for improvements to be made to the current franchise.  

This is an important issue for local residents and Tracey regularly raises concerns over punctuality, fare increases, capacity and quality of rolling stock with both Southeastern and Ministers at the Department for Transport. 

While there has been some progress on fares, with the Government commitment to cap regulated rail fares in line with inflation for the duration of this Parliament, significant concerns remain about the quality of service provided by Southeastern and Tracey will continue to fight for the improvements that passengers deserve. 

The introduction of the new timetable in May 2018 has caused a huge amount of disruption to local residents who rely on train services to commute to and from work.  Although these changes were introduced to accommodate Thameslink services, Tracey knows that in reality many passengers are simply receiving a worse service than they already were before and has raised these concerns directly with both the Department for Transport, Southeastern and Govia Thameslink Railway.

**The Government has also recently consulted on the future of this franchise and for further information, please do visit the following website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/south-eastern-franchise-consultation-launched