‘Sheer frustration’ of commuters shows as MP James Brokenshire demands Southeastern gives answers

PUBLISHED: 10:14 22 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:14 22 October 2015

James Brokenshire

James Brokenshire


The Conservative MP says the situation is now ‘unacceptable’

Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire has demanded answers for commuters suffering from a poor service on Southeastern Trains travelling from his constituency.

The Tory MP has written to the managing director of the company, David Statham, asking for an explanation about ‘local train services continue to be too unreliable’ and questioning what Southeastern is doing to improve its performance.

The MP says that his constituents are becoming tired and frustrated with the punctuality of the trains which run from Sidcup and Welling saying the situation is now ‘unacceptable’.

Mr Brokenshire says that the train provider must now ‘set out concrete details as to how they intend to tackle the late trains and disruption that passengers experience on an all too regular basis’.

He has also asked that the rail minister, Claire Perry holds the company to account if the poor performance continues.

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