Crowborough rail line raised in Parliament

Nusrat Ghani
DEBATE: Nusrat Ghani

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, led the urgent debate on the evening of Wednesday July 7.

The Conservative member highlighted the current refurbishments at Eridge and Crowborough stations to ensure ‘step-free’ disability access, but urged the Government to ensure Blue Badge parking is delivered alongside these improvements.

Ms Ghani also stressed the need for a major investment into the electrification of the Uckfield Line and a new depot in Crowborough, and pressed for assurances as to when this investment will take place.

Speaking after the debate, she said: “I’m pleased to have secured this important debate and to bring disability access upgrades in Wealden to the Minister’s attention.

“Train travel is a vital form of transport for Wealden residents and securing improvements to rail services in Wealden remains one of my priorities.

“I have raised the matter of the electrification of the Uckfield Line repeatedly with the department and will continue this quest to get a firm commitment as to when any major investment will take place.

“I am grateful for the funds that I have already secured for fantastic accessibility upgrades to Crowborough, Eridge, Wadhurst and Frant train stations, but more needs to be done.”

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