MP backs new rail scheme

AN MP has shown her support for a rail scheme which would see direct services running to London Paddington via Heathrow.

Thursday, 28th September 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 2:08 pm

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has written to the Secretary of State for Transport supporting Heathrow Southern Railway Limited’s proposed Southern Rail Access Scheme.

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The scheme would offer direct services from Basingstoke to London Paddington and Old Oak Common in north-west London via Heathrow, and is classified as ‘very high value for money’ by the Department for Transport.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘This is an imaginative project that would ease motorway congestion, deliver reliable journey times and support local and national businesses, by boosting connectivity with a major, international transport hub.’