Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

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Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by JohnSmith » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 4:38 pm

Mark Prisk was one of a number of MPs that brought to the attention of the transport minister the poor service that we have been experiencing of late.

http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Playe ... ngId=14660
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by JohnSmith » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 4:57 pm

It's like watching Question Time.

MPs are bringing up real issues and real questions.
The transport minister responds by reading marketing material from FCC and answering questions that haven't been asked.

When I'm turfed off a train because the lighting has failed, I don't really care about FCC's "nominate a star" employee reward scheme.
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by Joby » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 5:53 pm

Full text of Mark Prisk's speech...

http://www.markprisk.com/news/prisk-con ... -commuters
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by leo densian » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 8:16 pm

From which we may infer that the rail connections to Cornwall are generally more reliable and not worthy of comment.
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by Capitalist Piglet » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 10:54 pm

Well as as cynical old socialist I have to say that's more than a reasonable submission by someone I'd not usually give much time for. Succinct & to the pont with some harsh commentary. Good.
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by JohnSmith » Wed 29 Jan, 2014 9:40 am

Capitalist Piglet wrote:Well as as cynical old socialist I have to say that's more than a reasonable submission by someone I'd not usually give much time for. Succinct & to the pont with some harsh commentary. Good.
Same here. I thought all the MPs represented their constituents very well. They didn't come across as over-dramatic and Mr Prisk interrupted one of his colleagues a couple of times to clarify that the points she was raising wouldn't adversely affect the Hertford Loop.
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by codek2 » Wed 29 Jan, 2014 11:17 am

a key point noted was that firstcc have got a new batch of drivers starting soon - so presumably this is to address the "train crew not available" problems.
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by Robbo » Wed 29 Jan, 2014 12:38 pm

Can't say I have ever been a fan of Mark Prisk but credit where credit is due - he sums up the issues and frustrations very well.
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by Joby » Wed 29 Jan, 2014 2:50 pm

Robbo wrote:Can't say I have ever been a fan of Mark Prisk but credit where credit is due - he sums up the issues and frustrations very well.
Agreed - a rare example of him actively canvassing opinion from constituents and then representing those opinions in parliament.
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Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Post by Steve » Thu 30 Jan, 2014 2:17 pm

There's a double page spread on the subject in today's Mercury
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