Member of Parliament for
Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme

Andrew Percy MP

Meeting with the Lower Aire Valley Rail Action Group

Meeting with the Lower Aire Valley Rail Action Group

Andrew recently met with the Lower Aire Valley Rail Action Group (LAVRAG) to discuss a shared interest in the increase in direct passenger services between Goole and Leeds. LAVRAG provided Andrew with an overview of their plans and aims, along with supportive documentation and their findings in favour of an increased service.

This followed Andrew’s meeting with the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, earlier this year, in which Andrew outlined to the Minister the local need for the Goole to Leeds rail link. 

Following the meeting, Sorin Castravete, Chairman of LAVRAG, said, “It has been a privilege and a great opportunity for our group to meet and share with Andrew our goals and plans for an increased direct passenger service between Goole and Leeds. We were all encouraged by the positive and supportive approach from Andrew and hope to develop our collaboration further to deliver improved public transport opportunities for our communities along the Lower Aire Valley, from Goole to Knottingley.”

Andrew said, “It was a pleasure to meet with the members of LAVRAG to discuss our shared goal to improve passenger services for commuters in our area. There are many benefits to a direct rail service between Goole and Leeds; not only for the commuters themselves, but also for the wider encouragement of tourism and economic growth.  I will, therefore, continue to work with LAVRAG on this issue on behalf of passengers in our area.”  

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