Local MP Theresa May has met the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss rail services across the Maidenhead constituency as part or her regular lobbying of ministers to maintain and improve local train services.
Theresa said “I am pleased to say that the Government has accepted that we need to keep fast GWR services for Maidenhead and Twyford. The Elizabeth line provides extra choice for people going to and from London, but we cannot simply be at the end of a metro line.
Maidenhead and Twyford need fast trains to London as well and it’s good that these will be able to continue beyond May 2023. Changes beyond Slough mean that passengers from Maidenhead and Twyford should benefit from reduced journey times to London Paddington.
I raised the disruption caused by damage to overhead cables and the need for Network Rail to respond quickly when this happens. I was also able to raise the concerns of Cookham residents about not having two trains an hour on the Marlow branch line.”
Theresa also took the opportunity to discuss the delay in the work on the A404 Bisham junction and the need for another bridge across the Thames to relieve the heavy traffic on Sonning bridge.