High Speed Rail to London

I am working with local Conservative MPs and Councillors and the rail authorities to deliver direct trains from Bexhill to London (via Ashford). A fleet of new trains will deliver a journey time of just 78 minutes.  I will work with our partners to deliver the business case and lobby to turn this into reality. The impact on our community, from increased investment, jobs and tourists, would be vast and would link us to our capital and beyond.

 

News

Meeting Train Manufacturers to scope High Speed Rail

Having met, alongside Amber Rudd MP, all of the bidders for the Rail franchise currently held by Southeastern, our attention now turns to the train manufacturers who could help deliver a faster and better rail experience to the area.

Summit signals progress towards High Speed

On Friday 6 October Amber Rudd MP’s fourth Hastings Rail Summit set out a clear plan to deliver high speed journey times between London St Pancras and Rye, Hastings and Bexhill.

High Speed Rail Reference Group meets in Parliament

At the fourth meeting of the High Speed Rail Working Group, Amber Rudd MP and Huw Merriman MP heard how the local business case supports investment to reduce journey times between London St Pancras and Rye, Hastings and Bexhill by nearly 40 minutes.

MPs Submit Response to Southeastern Consultation

Amber Rudd, Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye, and Huw Merriman, Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle, have submitted their joint response to the South Eastern Franchise Public Consultation.

High Speed Rail campaign for Bexhill, Hastings and Rye gathers pace

At the third meeting of the High Speed Rail Working Group, Amber Rudd MP and Huw Merriman MP heard how Network Rail will present options in the New Year to reduce journey times between London St Pancras and Rye, Hastings and Bexhill by nearly 40 minutes.

Road and Rail Summit

On Friday 18 March, Huw attended and spoke at the third annual transport summit organised by Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, which set out improvements that local residents can look forward to across both the local rail and local road networks.