Improving Transport

Since I was elected in 2010 I have made it a priority to improve our area’s rail links. This is key to boosting the local economy and attracting jobs and investment.

Currently it takes far too long to travel along the coast and to make journeys to London. To change this I have been campaigning for improvements to the Marsh Link and for high speed services from London to Hastings, Rye and onto Bexhill.

Every year I hold a transport summit where Government ministers and industry leaders present on service improvements, and they hear from the local community on where more can be done.

In addition, I have convened a High Speed Rail Working Group which meets regularly in Westminster. The group is made up of local MPs, council leaders, the Local Enterprise Partnership and business and development leaders with the aim of speaking with a clear and unified voice to make the case for High Speed Rail to Network Rail and the Government.

This campaign is always high on my agenda and I am working with colleagues in Parliament, government and local leaders to make sure Hastings and Rye will enjoy the benefits of quick, efficient, and modern rail services.



Amber Rudd MP reports back to Marshlink AGM

On Friday 23 November, Amber Rudd MP attended the annual general meeting of the Marshlink held in Rye. During the meeting, Amber provided attendees with an update of the situation with regards to rail connections in Hastings and Rye, as well as across East Sussex more generally.

Stagecoach extends free travel trial to a year

Amber worked closely with Citizens Advice to persuade Stagecoach to offer free travel to vulnerable residents needing to access a foodbank travelling from the Citizens Advice Bureau to the King’s Centre.

E Newsletter 21 September - High Speed Rail on track for delivery!

Good transport links to our towns are key for jobs, investment, and growth. This is why I have made it one of my priorities as the MP for Hastings and Rye to try and improve our transport services, which simply have not been good enough in the past.

Hastings Observer Column 31 August

Since becoming your MP in 2010, improving our transport links has always been a top priority of mine. As I often have to commute for my work in Parliament, I am aware that it takes far too long to travel along the coast and to make journeys to London.

Amber meets with local rail user groups

Amber recently met with local rail user groups to discuss what improvements they felt could be made to deliver the best services possible to residents.

Amber against excessive rail price increases

Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye has opposed the recent announcement that rail prices will increase by 3.2%. Rail industry leaders have said the fares are underpinning a once in a generation investment into rail services.