Stoneleigh station is to be modernised and given step free access as part of a £300m programme to improve access for all at 73 railway stations around the country. The work will also give the two halves of Stoneleigh step free access across the railway for the first time. Detailed design and development work for […]
Firstly, I wanted to reassure you that the consultation is not specifically about Epsom and Ewell. Heathrow is carrying the consultation out across a large swathe of the London area so that people are aware that they want to make changes to their flightpath arrangements.
This is not a Government consultation, and indeed we have received […]
The NHS is continuing to look at the future of both Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, though it is a long way away from taking any definitive decisions. The Trust is continuing to push for the construction of a new hospital at Sutton, though if there is to be a new hospital built to replace […]
It has taken far far more time than I would have wanted, but I am writing to let you know that the promise made by Southern Rail at the start of its franchise to introduce Oyster and Contactless Cards to Epsom and a group of stations in Hertfordshire is finally going to happen.
For passengers […]
As you may know, the RMT union has called strike action on both the Southern and South West networks on Wednesday and Thursday this week. I am not expecting serious disruption on Southern services, as there has been little impact on strike days across most of the Southern network since January, with virtually all […]
I am writing to you finally with more news about what is happening about Oyster and pay as you go ticketing for Epsom.
As you will recall, I wrote after becoming Transport Secretary to say that I wasn’t simply in a position to introduce changes for my own constituency – the rules rightly do not […]
Update: Ashtead Level Crossing – Planned Renewal Works
I am writing to update you regarding forthcoming renewal work at Ashtead level crossing to improve the long term reliability of our equipment.
We will be carrying out the majority of work at the crossing from 15 to 30 July this year to replace barrier machines, booms (barrier gates) […]
As you will probably know, I was appointed Transport Secretary when Theresa May became Prime Minister in July. Sadly this doesn’t mean that I can automatically order Oyster cards for Epsom and rezone the station – there are strict rules (rightly) to stop Ministers doing pet projects in their own constituency. However the issue is […]
I am, though, working as hard as I can to ensure that the problems on the Southern routes are dealt with as quickly as possible. The industrial dispute remains an ongoing issue. But it is not the only problem.
At the moment GTR, the train operating company, runs the trains, and Network Rail runs the tracks […]