Andrew writes to Minister about Westbury Station

Three MPs whose constituents would be chiefly affected by a reduction in stops at Westbury have written jointly to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Andrew has been joined by Michelle Donelan and David Warburton in raising his fear that non stop train services from Reading to Taunton risk marginalising Westbury and disadvantaging people in West Wiltshire and East Somerset.

Andrew said:

'Westbury needs to be better understood as the region's great north-south/east-west intersection rail hub. This needs to be hammered home in advance of refranchising and there should be no question of shaving a couple of minutes off journeys to the far south west by not stopping at Westbury.'