Iain Stewart welcomes inclusion of East West Rail Phase 2 in Government’s £48 billion rail improvement programme

Iain Stewart has welcomed the announcement from the Transport Secretary that the East West Railway Phase 2 is to be included in the largest rail modernisation programme since the Victorian times.

 

The Transport Secretary confirmed that commuters in Milton Keynes South were to benefit while giving evidence to the Transport Select Committee in Parliament on Wednesday.

 

Grant Shapps confirmed the Conservatives’ commitment to the East West Railway, which will transform local rail services

 

The Conservative Government are currently investing a record £48 billion in the nation’s railways – improving reliability and punctuality, upgrading trains and allowing passengers to benefit from quicker, more comfortable journeys.

 

Iain Stewart MP said:

 

“I am delighted that the Conservatives are prioritising the East West Railway as part of our plans to upgrade the nations’ railways – this will transform rail services for local people and make a real difference to the community here in Milton Keynes South. Fast, reliable trains are vital, not just for boosting local growth, but to making areas like ours attractive places to live and start a business. Support for this project will be welcomed around the constituency."