As a commuter, I understand the importance of the train service for passengers. So I am working hard for a better, more reliable service; for new trains and carriages; for better compensation rights when things go wrong; and for improved tracking and capacity in the system.
I have recently successfully lobbied against Network Rail’s plans to stop the Hertford Loop service for seven years; helped secure brand new carriages for Greater Anglia passengers; and organised a Meet the Managers event for passengers to talk with Govia Thameslink.
Labour’s plans to nationalise the railways would kill off the private investment in new trains and extra capacity in the system. We need that investment to ease overcrowding and improve reliability.
I will continue to regularly lobby on passengers behalf and am campaigning for:
New trains – to ensure that my constituents get our fair share of the new rolling stock planned, on the Hertford loop, the Hertford East branch line and the main West Anglia line. These new carriages will provide a much better environment, modern toilets, and wifi.
Better compensation for Greater Anglia for commuters – so they can claim after 15 minutes delay, like passengers elsewhere.
Actively monitor the planned improvement works on the Hertford Loop and the proposed temporary bus service to ensure that what been promised is delivered.
Improved track capacity into London, to help improve reliability. I am supporting the West Anglia Task Force in its campaign to expand track capacity.