I would like to offer my congratulations to John Hayes on his appointment as Minister of Transport.
Having just spent an amazing few days in glorious Kent, however, I would be keen to learn what our long-standing MP intends to do to improve Lincolnshire’s rail service, which can only be described as average at best.
Using regular trains while in Kent demonstrated to me just how out of touch we are in rural Lincolnshire with regards to public transport.
A group of four of us went from Ashford to London for £6 each using a group saver, from Ashford to Canterbury for £5 and from Ashford to Folkstone for as little as £4.60 – all return tickets with an abundance of rolling stock to choose from.
Here in Pinchbeck, we know that the railway exists through the constant noise of heavy freight trains passing through the village.
Yet there are very few passenger trains which people can use in order to get to anywhere and back in the space of a day.