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Inter-City Rail Investment

Part of Backbench Business — Rural Communities – in the House of Commons at 2:50 pm on 9th January 2014.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 2:50 pm, 9th January 2014

I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. With hon. Members piling in to put their own inter-city and other rail services on the table, may I make a plea for the Brighton main line? We need more capacity, with a second line from Brighton to London so commuters do not get stuck in Brighton, as they do on the many occasions when that line is not operating.