Rudd redoubles her efforts to improve rail

Amber this week hosted Network Rail in Parliament to press for progress of the high speed rail project in Hastings and Rye.

Speaking after the meeting, Amber Rudd commented:

“Making good on my commitment to bring better rail services for our constituents is one of my top priorities.

“We must press ahead with this project and I will be hosting further summits with Network Rail as well as local bodies including our Councils and Chambers of Commerce to discuss the best steps from here.

“People in Hastings & Rye should know that as their MP I will always take their concerns to the very heart of government, ensuring they get the best possible deal from government.

“I will continue to push for the rail improvements we need.”

The Transport Secretary committed the Government’s support for examining the track layout changes needed for direct journeys and said that the Department for Transport will jointly fund development work for the proposed track layout changes with local authorities.

Following the completion of these works, Amber met with representatives from Network Rail. During the meeting, Amber discussed the outcome of the feasibility study with Andrew Wood, Senior Commercial Scheme Sponsor South East Route for Network Rail, and Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle.

 

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Notes to the Editor:

  • Amber and Huw are pictured with Andrew Wood of Network Rail