MP Heidi Allen appeals for constituents' views on public transport in South Cambs

PUBLISHED: 10:29 03 January 2017 | UPDATED: 12:43 03 January 2017

South Cambs MP Heidi Allen.

South Cambs MP Heidi Allen.

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South Cambs MP Heidi Allen is appealing for constituents' help in building a picture of public transport provision in the area.

The request follows contact by a number of constituents who have shared their stories of delays, cancellations and poor service throughout the autumn period on buses and trains.

It also coincides with the reduction by Stagecoach of the 26 bus service from Royston to Cambridge in effect from today.

“Since September I have received a stream of complaints about poor service and delays to bus and train services and so I want to establish if these incidents are one-off occurrences or part of a more widespread problem,” Mrs Allen said.

“I’d appreciate hearing from people who regularly use bus or rail services in South Cambs to help me to understand what issues service users experience on a regular basis.

Evidence of good and bad service will be put to the transport companies early in the new year. If there is a pattern of poor service, Mrs Allen will take this up with operators directly.

“My constituents rely on public transport to get them to their jobs, appointments, meetings and school or college amongst other things. We live in a semi-rural community and these transport links are vital for keeping people connected.”

She would like to hear from users of Stagecoach services as well as Whippet, and train operators Great Northern and Abellio, by Friday next week, January 13.

If you are a frequent traveller in South Cambs and would like to share your experiences, email heidi.allen.mp@parliament.uk with the subject title ‘Public Transport Feedback’ or send a letter to Heidi Allen MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

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