Michael wholeheartedly supports the fight for a greatly improved rail service, and is working together with local Councillors to ensure residents’ voices are heard.
On 6 December 2017, Michael met Andy Mellors, Chief Executive of South Western Railway, together with Cllr Charlotte Morley and Cllr Mike Goodman. They discussed the proposals, and expressed to Mr Mellors the concerns that constituents have raised, such as the cessation of direct services to and from London Waterloo.
Michael described the meeting as encouraging and constructive, and wrote to Mr Mellors on 14 December 2017 to outline the pertinent points that many constituents have made to him. At the same time, Michael wrote to the Rail Minister to ask him to do everything possible to help South Western Railway preserve the vital direct connection to and from London Waterloo for his constituents and local businesses.