Railways: South East

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Ansell Caroline Ansell Conservative, Eastbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect on Eastbourne's local economy of potential reductions in connectivity of future rail projects along the South Coast; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

No plans for reducing rail services to/ from Eastbourne are being considered by the Government or rail industry.

In developing its successive rail investment strategies and specifying rail franchises, the Government carefully considers the impacts on local economies.

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