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Priti Patel MP challenges Greater Anglia on roll out of new trains

Category: Local News Published: 12th March 2020 - 9:38 am

Priti Patel, the Member of Parliament for Witham, has challenged Greater Anglia over reports that the roll out of the new Bombardier trains for suburban services has been delayed until the autumn. The roll out of Greater Anglia’s new trains commenced last summer and the first of the new Bombardier …

Priti Patel with Jamie Burles, MD of Greater Anglia (left), Jonathan Denby, Head of Corporate Affairts and the Rail Operator of the Year trophy, at the Valero Lounge, Witham.

Witham MP meets Greater Anglia executives to discuss new trains

Published on 28th February 2020 Published in Local News

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has today (28.02.20) met with executives from Greater Anglia to discuss the new high-tech inter-city mainline trains being introduced by the company on the Great Eastern Main Line. Priti was joined at the Valero Lounge in Witham by Greater Anglia’s Managing Director, Jamie Burles and …

Priti Patel challenges Greater Anglia on roll out of new trains

Category: General News Published: 5th December 2019 - 3:33 pm

Priti Patel, Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Witham, has challenged Greater Anglia over disruption passengers have experienced during the roll out of their new trains. Passengers in Norfolk and Suffolk have experienced significant delays and cancellations due to faults on the operator’s old and new rolling stock and Priti has …

Priti Patel keeps up the pressure for Marks Tey upgrade

Category: Local News Published: 16th July 2019 - 7:28 am

The Witham MP, Priti Patel, is keeping the pressure on Government and key stakeholders for a much needed upgrade to Marks Tey Station.  Greater Anglia nominated the station in November for highest priority Access for All Funding but it was turned down in April.  Priti has since made several representations …

Priti Patel with members at the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce Stakeholder Conference

Regional transport conference chaired by Priti Patel MP outlines route to major Government investment in GEML

Published on 12th July 2019 Published in General News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, has today (11th July) chaired the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce Stakeholder Conference, at the Civic Centre, Chelmsford.  The Conference updated key stakeholders on the progress being made by the GEML Taskforce and focused on the Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC), which is nearing completion and is …

We’ve been let down by two Remainer leaders – we can’t risk a third

Category: National News Published: 9th July 2019 - 8:42 am

Publication: The Times By: Priti Patel Date: 9th July 2019 This week Conservative Party members face the same choice as they did in 2016: Leave or Remain. Leaving the EU is the defining issue of our time and there must be no more disrespect for the 17.4 million people who …

Group shot - The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP (seated far left) Chairs the latest GEML meeting at Westminster 24.06.19.

GEML Taskforce Chair, Priti Patel MP sees key elements of plan for new rail investment coming together

Published on 24th June 2019 Published in General News

The latest Great Eastern Mainline (GEML) Taskforce meeting was held today at Portcullis House, Westminster (24.06.19). The meeting was chaired by Witham MP, the Rt Hon Priti Patel, and was attended by East of England MPs, rail executives and other key stakeholders. Commenting after the meeting, Ms Patel said: “We …

GEML Taskforce Chairman Priti Patel MP welcomes new fast train services from Norwich and Ipswich

Published on 22nd May 2019 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP, Priti Patel, Chair of the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce (GEML), has welcomed the launch of two new Greater Anglia fast train services from Norwich to London and Ipswich to London.  The new ‘Norwich in 90’ and ‘Ipswich in 60’ services started on Monday (20th May) and provide Norwich …

Priti Patel MP welcomes launch of Delay Repay 15 on Greater Anglia Trains

Published on 2nd April 2019 Published in Local News

Witham MP and Chair of the Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce, the Rt Hon Priti Patel has welcomed today’s launch of the Delay Repay 15 scheme during a visit to Witham Station by Rail Minister, Andrew Jones MP.  The new scheme, which starts on 1st April allows passengers on Greater Anglia …

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