Debate on bus service improvement plan

Debate on bus service improvement plan

Today at the Westminster Hall debate on bus services in the North West I expressed my concerns that without real long-term investment, communities will face the prospect of losing bus services. This will have a hugely damaging impact on local economies. Until it...
Record Rail Fare Increase

Record Rail Fare Increase

Today the Tories have exacerbated the cost of living crisis by announcing the highest rail fare increase in a decade. This brutal 3.8% fare hike puts yet more strain on the finances of families up and down the country.
Rail Industry Reception

Rail Industry Reception

Today I attended a reception hosted by the Railway Industry Association (RIA). I was thrilled to be given a prestigious award for completing the RIA’s Fellowship programme. Last year it was a great privilege for me to see first-hand the excellent innovative work...
Ilford Station update

Ilford Station update

I was grateful to be taken on a tour of the impressive Ilford Station redevelopment, alongside representatives from the local business community, including Ilford BID. Following the tour we were given an update of the ongoing works and what remains to be done before...
Confederation of Passenger Travel conference

Confederation of Passenger Travel conference

It was a pleasure to address the CPT National Bus and Coach Conference today. It’s clear that, if we have any hope of driving modal shift and greening our transport networks, the Government must match the ambitions of the bus and coach sector. In my speech I...