Under the old British Rail, we used to have a direct train to London from Grimsby and the constituency of my honourable friend the MP for Cleethorpes, Martin Vickers, through Market Rasen.
I have been campaigning for that train to be reinstated for forty years — ever since I was elected as a Member of Parliament.
Sometimes I wander down from my home in the Wolds and wait forlornly on the platform at Market Rasen, but the train never comes.
Today I asked if the Secretary of State might oblige an old campaigner and give us our train back, please.
We've been campaigning for decades to restore Market Rasen's daily return rail service to London.
If the Minister's hints are anything to go by, we might have some good news soon. pic.twitter.com/9j8PsGT7xq
— Sir Edward Leigh MP (@EdwardLeighMP) June 8, 2023