The below Parliamentary question was asked by Andrew Rosindell on 2016-02-04.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve rail infrastructure and service in the south of England.
As part of our Rail Investment Strategy, the Government is investing over £15 billion in enhancements to the rail network. This includes the modernisation of the Great Western Main Line, and investing £700 million on infrastructure in the most congested routes in London and the South East. In addition, we are delivering the £14.8bn Crossrail and £6.5bn Thameslink projects.
Further, our franchising programme is delivering valuable passenger benefits, such as smart ticketing and faster services.