Transport Secretary Confirms Dawlish No.1 Priority for South West

I was glad to see the Secretary of State for Transport reiterate yesterday that there will not be a Devon and Cornwall only franchise and that any change to the franchise will only be made if it is the right thing to do. I urge constituents to share their views on the plan via the consultation here:

It was also great to see Chris Grayling confirm that the work on developing a solution at Dawlish is happening now and that the cliffs are his No. 1 priority for the South-West. I have spoken with the Secretary of State on a number of occasions recently and am glad to see him confirm what he has said to me at these meetings, in the Chamber so they are on the record for all to see.