I joined forces with other Kent MPs to criticise the delay in introducing new train services from Maidstone East to the City of London. A new Thameslink service from Maidstone East to London Bridge, Blackfriars and St Pancras was meant to start in 2018, but this has now been pushed back to December 2019. The direct route from Maidstone East with the City was lost in 2009.
The Thameslink service would have connected Kent to Cambridge, helping our local economy to thrive. I understand that people have already been moving to the area in order to benefit from the new rail services.
Along with neighbouring MPs Tom Tugendhat, Helen Grant and Tracey Crouch, I've written to the managing director of Govia Thameslink Railway criticising the delay and asking for an urgent explanation and meeting. You can read the full letter here.
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