The Access for All bid submitted by Network Rail to build a bridge between platforms at High Brooms station has seen its chances of success boosted by local support.
Greg met with Network Rail’s Commercial Scheme Sponsor today, who informed Greg that his efforts to galvanise local support for the scheme paid off, with the High Brooms bid having “the biggest pack of supportive submissions and comments” out of all the others he submitted to the Department for Transport.
Support documents came from local borough, county, and town councillors as well as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council itself, access groups, commuter groups, residents, and Greg himself.
The DfT is yet to announce which schemes will be successful, however Greg will push for the decision to be made as soon as possible.
He said: “I am very proud of the community effort to support this scheme. Network Rail believe the combination of solid match funding and strong community support will give High Brooms the best possible chance to get the full funding for its much-needed bridge.
“However, it is important never to take success for granted, so I will write to the new Rail Minister to reinforce the case for why this project is vital for my constituents.”