South Eastern Rail Franchise — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:19 pm on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford 4:19 pm, 27th November 2018

The introduction of High Speed 1, which runs through my constituency, has helped to alleviate the pressure on the branch lines. In fact, it has been so successful that we have managed to get it to stop at Snodland, around which there has been a vast amount of house building, and it has been enormously popular. I raised the issue with the Minister’s predecessor, but there are now concerns that, as part of the new franchise, High Speed 1 will no longer stop at Snodland. Given that there is a delay in announcing the next franchise, will the Minister meet me to discuss how we can ensure my constituents in Snodland are still served by an incredibly successful and important part of the South Eastern franchise?