Wealden MP Nus Ghani attended a meeting yesterday with transport secretary Chris Grayling, and other MPs, to discuss BML2 and options for the expansion of the local rail network.
BML2 campaigners have been lobbying the Government to reopen the line through Uckfield, to Lewes and Falmer and to Hever. It is thought that an expansion of capacity could, in the long run, resolve some of the current difficulties on the line.
Commenting on the meeting, Ms Ghani said: “I am grateful to the Secretary of State for his time this afternoon. As my constituents well know, rail services currently serving the local area fall seriously short of expectations. BML2 is one possible option which could lead to a long-term improvement, and I am optimistic about the course of today’s discussions.”
Also attending the meeting were MP for Lewes Maria Caulfield and MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, Simon Kirby.