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20 June meeting with senior GTR officials

Met senior GTR officials today including Passenger Services Director Stuart Cheshire and Deputy CEO Alex Foulds. I explained the seriousness of the situation and pressed on all issues. Their overall assessment is still for a more reliable and robust timetable in mid-July.

Oliver continues to press Ministers over rail reliability

Over the past week, I have been pressing for immediate action from operators Govia Thameslink Rail (GTR) to restore a proper timetable, accurate passenger information and more reliability on the train lines running from our commuter stations.

MP’s discussion with CEO of Govia Thameslink

I had a frank discussion with Charles Horton this morning about the unacceptable situation at the beginning of week 4 and in particular the absolute need for accurate information and reliable service during peak periods.

MP takes up Rail Complaints

North East Hertfordshire MP, Sir Oliver Heald, has received complaints on the first day of the new timetable that there are no trains running from Royston to St Pancras causing inconvenience to passengers.  He has immediately contacted Katherine Cox, Stakeholder Manager at Govia Thameslink Railwa

Saving the earth – a sustainable future for soils and water

On 24th April 2018 I sponsored the launch at Parliament of a major report ‘Saving the earth – a sustainable future for soils and water’ jointly compiled by the Angling Trust, WWF-UK and The Rivers Trust, recommending a radical new approach to managing the countryside to prevent soil erosion, floo