24 June 2022: As industrial action by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on the UK rail network continues, customers using the c2c line are reminded to only travel on Saturday 25 June if their journey is essential. Significant disruption is expected on all lines.
Today (23.06.22) Jon Cruddas MP has submitted a representation to the Ultra-Low Emission Zone consultation, urging a delay until certain conditions are met to reduce the negative impact on his constituents. The submission is a response to proposals which would expand the ULEZ London-wide on 29 August 2023.
The RMT have announced three days of strike action across the national rail and underground network starting next week. The strike days are Tuesday 21 June, Thursday 23 June, and Saturday 25 June, and are a response to two separate disputes. One with the National Rail Network and one with London Underground.
Following a meeting attended by Jon Cruddas MP and Wendy Morton, Minister of State at the Department of Transport on Monday 7/3/22 to discuss the cancellation of the promised Beam Park station, Jon reports that there now appears to be some progress.
This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham brought forward his regular meetings with senior officials at c2c to press them on improving services through Rainham and Dagenham Dock. There had been concerns regarding the winter timetable changes and Jon raised these during the meeting.
Yesterday (11.01.22) in Westminster Hall Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham brought forward a debate to discuss the government refusal to deliver Beam Park station in the south of his constituency. The Labour MP has been running a campaign to force the Department of Transport to change its position since the news broke in August 2021.
The campaign calling for the government to reverse its decision and deliver Beam Park station is being brought to Parliament by Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham.
Jon has been making the case for the much needed station to be allowed to go ahead and has now secured a debate at Westminster Hall on Tuesday 11 January.
Earlier this year Jon Cruddas MP surveyed Berwick Road and Thorn Lane following complaints from residents regarding the damage being caused to the carriageway by double decker busses. Whilst Transport for London have been unwilling to make changes to the bus route, Jon Cruddas has successfully lobbied Havering Council, who have agreed to resurface the roads in Spring 2022.
Following last week's revelations which highlighted the Government had pulled funding for a new station on the Beam Park development site, Jon Cruddas MP has now learned that the proposed new c2c station was fully funded by the Greater London Authority and developers. In addition to the construction, the GLA and London Mayor's office had also offered the Department of Transport £10million to protect the Government against the cost of operational deficit for the first 10 years.