MP presses for train service

Sir Edward Leigh ENGEMN00120130719105911
Sir Edward Leigh ENGEMN00120130719105911

Rasen MP Sir Edward Leigh,has pressed governmenton poorrail services in West Lindsey.

The MP told the House he was s “very disappointed” that a Grimsby train via Market Rasen was not in the 
franchise bid won by Virgin Trains.

“It is already running four trains a day to Lincoln. Is there anything to prevent it, under its franchise, from extending at least one service a day to Grimsby via Market Rasen in order to serve that huge rural area?”

Sir Edward Leigh has previously written to both the 
Department for Transport and East Midlands Trains regarding Market Rasen.

Transport Minister Patrick McLaughlin replied: “I shall be happy to look into the matter, but I welcome the fact that the new franchise on the east coast is producing some remarkable new services, which will benefit towns that have not had rail services for some 50 years.”