Improving transport links across the South West is essential to our future growth and development. Over the election campaign I spoke a great deal about the importance of digital and transport connectivity.
Earlier this year the government announced a £500m fund to help restore our railways. This is an opportunity we cannot miss, and I am pleased to say that I am actively working on three bids to help improve upon our railway networks.
So far, we have submitted expressions of interests to the Department for Transport on the following routes:
- 1.The Primrose Line – South Brent to Kingsbridge
- Restoring South Devon Railway to Ashburton
- Reopening the Goodrington and Churston stations
These expressions of interests must now be developed into substantial bids. I will be working with the relevant groups to help secure funding for these routes.
If you have any thoughts or ideas as to how we can improve transport and digital connectivity do get in touch.