As a commuter myself, I understand the frustration for passengers on South West Trains. In response to these concerns, I am campaigning to ease overcrowding and improve value for money for passengers.
I regularly meet with South West Trains Directors, and raise the issue with Ministers, to convey local frustrations – especially at the high levels of overcrowding at peak times. The government has already frozen regulated fares. In addition, I am pressing for longer train carriages on our lines, better value for money out of the new South West Trains franchise agreement, and I back the case for Crossrail 2, which would also help ease pressure on our services.