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Dear Constituent

I am writing to update you on a couple of local issues.

M25 Closure

Firstly I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of the closure of the M25 this weekend. This is part of the ongoing work at Junction 10, between the A3 and the M25. This is the first of several such closures this year, and this time it is the section between the A3 and Chertsey which is being closed.

Full details of the closure plans and the proposed diversions are on the National Highways website here:

https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/south-east/m25-junction-10/

Although the diversions are not in our immediate area, there is likely to be extra congestion, so you may want to leave extra time for any journeys that you take.

Crowding South Western Railway

A few people have contacted me about the level of crowding on South Western Railway, especially at Ewell West, Stoneleigh and Worcester Park in particular, which are the last stations to have no alternative train routes. SWR did introduce extra semi-fast trains in the evening peak last year to help the situation and I am now pushing them to do the same again in the morning peak.

The new trains, which are 10 coaches long, will help, but my understanding is that these are being delayed because of a dispute with the drivers’ union.

I have also met the Southern team to push them again to reinstate the half-hourly Victoria service from Ewell East. There is no obvious reason why this stopped. I will keep you posted on any progress with this.

I hope you are keeping well.

Best wishes

Chris