Today Ministers at the Department for Transport have confirmed that proposals put forward by the Mayor of London and Transport for London to take control of current Southeastern metro services have been rejected. (Please see the attached letter).
Having campaigned strongly against these proposals since they were first announced, Tracey said:
“This is very welcome news for my constituents and other rail users in Kent. The serious concern I have as a Kent MP is the detrimental impact the proposals would have had on my constituents and others commuting from outside London, especially in terms of timetabling and frequency of longer-distance mainline services and the effect on fares and train capacity. Having met with Ministers at the Department for Transport on several occasions to raise these specific points and to urge them to reject the Mayor’s proposals, I am very pleased they have now done so.”
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