In the Commons today, Andrew called for the suspension of plans to close South Western Rail services for Bristol to London Waterloo vis Trowbridge pending a full consultation.
Andrew was speaking after transport secretary Grant Shapps unveiled the Integrate Rail Plan for the Midlands and the North.
After the statement, Andrew said:
“Mr Shapps seemed open to a discussion and I will be writing to him accordingly. I’m pleased we are supporting the midlands and north, but the south-west is in danger of losing out, a point the Minister appeared to concede. We must make sure we don’t become the poor country cousins of the new GBR network.”