Thameslink Railway Line: Maidstone

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the timely implementation of the City Thameslink Service from Maidstone East before the end of 2019.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The rail industry is currently considering proposals regarding the introduction of the new Thameslink service between Maidstone East and Cambridge.

The disruption following the timetable change in May 2018 was completely unacceptable and the Government is committed to ensuring that future timetable changes are comprehensively planned and managed to avoid the risk of passenger disruption.

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