News from Westminster
Read Sharon Hodgson MP's report - News from Westminster - Mar-Apr 2016 - number 84
Welcome to my online monthly report - News from Westminster - which details some of the highlights from Westminster and the constituency.
I recently met with Tobyn Hughes from Nexus to discuss future plans for the Metro, rail and bus services across Tyne and Wear. Tobyn updated me on the discussions Nexus have had with the Department for Transport about the Metro and the now-urgent need for a new fleet of rolling stock to replace the current 36-year-old carriages. We also discussed my long-held ambition and campaign to extend the Metro to Washington, the new rolling stock is fundamental to that ever becoming a reality, so that is my priority to help push for at the moment.