Rail Services

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. Mr Mellors' reply is attached below. 

Michael also 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. The Rail Minister's reply is attached below.


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South Western Railway Announcement

Fantastic news that South Western Railway (SWR) has announced that it now plans to maintain the direct services from Frimley, Camberley and Bagshot to and from Waterloo at peak times!

Michael Gove’s transport campaign steps up a gear

Michael Gove today spoke to representatives from First Group, the train company taking over the South Western Rail Franchise, to ensure changes were put in place to improve services for Surrey Heath residents.