Wealden MP Nus Ghani presses the importance of improving the Uckfield Line to Minister for Rail Jo Johnson.

Wealden MP wants improvements on Uckfield Line

Wealden MP Nus Ghani says she is disappointed reforms haven’t yet been implemented on the Uckfield Line.

She says, in a press release, that a series of measures was recommended to increase the reliability of the line, incuding electrification and a new depot.

They were included in the Gibb Report, which was released last year, but the MP says the Uckfield Line has seen few improvements and remains a significant cause of frustration for constituents.

Ms Ghani says the Uckfield Line, run by Govia Thameslink, is one of the most important connections for Wealden residents, but continues to perform badly. She has pushed the need for change to the Minister for Rail Jo Johnson.

Poor performance

She said: “Since I was elected, I have raised the concerns of Wealden residents about the poor performance, in Parliament and with the Government, many times.

“Regrettably, performance has failed to improve, and the poor performance continues to feature prominently in my mailbag. I am disappointed that none of the proposed reforms have yet been implemented.

“I have passed these concerns onto Jo Johnson and once again stressed the importance of the Gibb report – the suggested solutions would go a long way to providing my constituents with the reliable service they need.

“I will continue to make representations to the Government, making sure Wealden’s voice is heard at the very top, and I am hopeful for progress in the near future.”

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