Improving Rail Services
Since being elected in 2010 Priti has made the case to Government for long term investment in the Great Eastern Main Line and is lobbying hard for new investment in rail services. Local commuters have had a poor experience for too long and Priti is determined to get this changed and secure the high performing world class rail service commuters deserve.
The Great Eastern Main Line Taskforce was set up by Priti in 2013 and she now leads it. Working closely with rail user groups, local businesses, and her Parliamentary colleagues, Priti helped to secure over £1 billion of new investment in rail services during the course of the current rail franchise to 2025. This includes £1 billion being spent on much-needed new trains, which are due to be rolled out into service in 2019.
Priti is currently leading the work of the GEML Taskforce as it continues to make the case for new investment in tracks and infrastructure to meet the growing capacity and demands on the network and improve the reliability of the railway.
Priti has also campaigned against large rail fare increase, lobbied Greater Anglia over the costs of parking and availability of parking, and has successfully campaigned for the introduction of a 15 minute delay repay compensation scheme, introduced in April 2019 and more flexible season tickets to help part time workers.