Lucy Allan calls for Rail Minister to work with Telford Train Forum

During Transport Questions today in Parliament, Telford’s MP Lucy Allan raised her concerns about the overcrowding of trains on the Arriva Trains Wales service.

Ms Allan questioned Rail Minister Jo Johnson MP and mentioned the fact that commuters have been struggling daily to get on the service due to a reduction in carriages.

Since July, Arriva Trains Wales has been operating with only two carriages which has led to delays and overcrowding.

The Minister Jo Johnson agreed to meet to discuss how to ensure Telford has the train service it needs for the future. 

Ms Allan said:

‘Telford is a rapidly growing New Town and it is vitally important that we get a sufficient service equipped with capacity and frequency for Telford to grow and thrive.’

Responding, Minister Johnson said:

‘The New West Midlands franchise will in future introduce greater capacity serving her constituents.’