Funding for Walton Bridge

I was relieved to learn that the Treasury has approved the funding to enable the construction of Walton Bridge to go ahead. We face difficult decisions given the public finances, but this is an essential piece of infrastructure . Surrey CC made a convincing case for the project to proceed, and I followed up with […]

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Railway Ticket Office Closures

Today, I received a letter of support from London TravelWatch, the train customer watchdog, in response to my letter objecting to ticket office closures at Thames Ditton and Hinchley Wood stations. The full text, which is set out below, lists a range of other additional failings which South West Trains must address. We await their […]

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Stop Salami-Slicing Elmbridge Railway Stations

South West Trains are proposing to close Thames Ditton and Hinchley Wood Railway ticket offices on Saturdays. You can read, below, the letter I sent them this week: Ian JohnstonCustomer Service DirectorCustomer Service CentreSouth West TrainsOverline HouseBlechynden TerraceSouthampton SO15 1GW 2 March 2010 Dear Mr Johnston, RE: TICKET OFFICES IN ELMBRIDGE I was disappointed to […]

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Seven Hills Road – the latest from Southern Gas

On Friday, I attended the public consultation organised by Southern Gas on the gas works planned along Seven Hills Road between Walton/ Hersham and Cobham. There is widespread consternation about the disruption that will be caused to those using the road, the knock-on effects for congestion nearby and the clumsy handling of the issue. Over […]

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