Weston’s MP Demands Answers From First Great Western Railways

Weston’s MP John Penrose is demanding answers after recent figures showing local train services getting worse.  

John Penrose said: “Earlier this year, First promised us new trains with less overcrowding and better reliability. But instead the figures are getting worse, not better.

“A better train service is vital if we’re going to give local residents a decent alternative to using their cars, otherwise we’ll only add to the traffic jams and congestion around the M5 ‘malfunction junction’ J21.

“We were promised an improving service that would offer a greener, more comfortable and reliable alternative, for visitors and local residents alike. But the latest figures show things are getting worse, not better. I’ve written to Great Western Rail asking for answers, and how they’re going to fix it.”

Notes To Editors

A copy of John’s letter is available on his website:
http://johnpenrose.org/wp/2018/07/31/copy-of-the-letter-john-penrose-mp-sent-to-great-western-railways-about-recent-poor-services/

A summary of statistics showing a rise in complaints and late or cancelled trains is available here from the Office Of Rail And Road:
http://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/28190/great-western-railway-factsheet-1718.pdf

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