Michael Gove meets Rail Minister to discuss improving local rail services

Last week, Michael Gove met Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, together with Surrey Heath Borough Councillor, Charlotte Morley, and Paul Millin, Group Manager for Travel and Transport at Surrey County Council, to discuss improving rail services from Surrey Heath to London Waterloo as part of the new South Western Rail Franchise.

Michael said:

Although Mr Maynard was not in a position to comment on any specific points regarding this franchise, due to the bidding process, I was reassured that he clearly understands and appreciates the particular circumstances in Surrey Heath, and the vital need for improvements for passengers travelling from Camberley, Frimley and Bagshot to London.

I was encouraged by the strong commitment to secure improved services, with faster journey times and enhanced accessibility for my constituents, and I look forward to the announcement of the preferred bidder later this year.”