SIMON KIRBY MP CALLS FOR ACTION NOT COMPLACENCY ON RAILWAYS
Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has written to Southern Railway, First Capital Connect and Network Rail stating that constituents who use the trains for work or leisure have had enough of delays, signal failure, overcrowding and ever higher prices.
Mr Kirby has been receiving a steady stream of complaints about rail services and the poor way matters are dealt with when problems occur. Often information is confusing or contradictory, the slightest incident seems to cause widespread and sustained chaos and passengers have had enough.
Simon Kirby said: ‘I have written to the main rail companies and Network Rail asking when services will improve and what is actually being done so that my constituents who tell me they are frequently delayed getting to work or getting home will actually see some improvement. Even a short journey can turn into a nightmare when some of the problems hit. It is no good the rail companies telling me they need more investment. They have had above-inflation fare rises for years. It is about time the extra money was showing up in better trains, greater reliability and more value-for-money.’