MP welcomes £62m boost for commutersDec 09, 2014
Mr Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South, joined ministers at the launch of the improved services at Euston Station where London Midland was also showcasing its new Desiro Trains.
The investment into the new trains is London Midland’s biggest change to its timetable in seven years. From Sunday (December 14), there will be new services and 139,000 extra seats on the network each week.
Mr Stewart, who is also Parliamentary Private Secretary to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, said: “Today’s launch of new services shows the government and rail providers are committed to delivering better journeys for commuters from Milton Keynes and all the way up the West Coast Mainline.”
“Over the next five years the government will be investing £38 billion into our railways. This is infrastructure is vital to our long-term economic plan.”
Mr Stewart added: “For Milton Keynes rail users – of which I am one – these new services and seats will be very much welcomed and will without a doubt improve the journey experience.
“More still needs to be done and of course I want to keep prices as low as possible but if we continue this investment and the keep to our plan I am confident we can see commuters’ journeys continue to improve.”