Commenting on the announcement that rail franchising arrangements are to be changed and Southeastern will continue to operate local services until June 2018, Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett said:
“I can assure my constituents that I will continue to hold Southeastern Railway to account and make representations to ensure that we all receive a better service.
“The report into the West Coast Main Line franchising process highlighted some real problems that needed to be addressed. I welcome the Transport Secretary’s that the franchise system will be guided by three new principles – that the passenger gains, the taxpayer benefits through less waste and more efficiency, and a more competitive rail industry.”
You can read more about this announcement here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fresh-start-for-franchising