Kemptown MP quizzes rail minister

Besi Besemar March 6, 2013

Simon Kirby, MP
Simon Kirby, MP

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven recently launched a campaign called “Better trains for Brighton”. Today, March 6, Simon met the Rail Minister, Simon Burns MP and quizzed him over the forthcoming renewal of rail franchise contracts affecting Brighton.

Simon said:

“I have been receiving a steady stream of complaints about rail services and the poor way matters are currently dealt with when problems occur. Often information is confusing or contradictory, the slightest incident seems to cause widespread and sustained chaos whilst fares have increased above inflation for years and passengers have had enough.”

“This morning I raised the poor rail service endured by residents in my constituency with the Minister.  I also sought assurances that when the franchise contract comes up for renewal, passengers will be able to expect better value for money when it comes to the rail service they receive. ”

Simon concluded:

“It is clear that my constituents deserve better and I made this very clear in my discussions with the Minister.”