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. It was with aim in mind, that I met with Bombardier, who have built the new rolling stock which is currently being introduced to many parts of the UK rail network. I was keen to assess if Bombardier would have the capability to deliver the new hybrid trains which could reduce the cost of electrification, and advance the cause of, High Speed Rail to Bexhill. I am keen to meet with the other train manufacturers to ensure that all potential avenues are explored to bring a better rail service to the constituency.