12:19PM, Tuesday 20 March 2012
Fast services from Twyford and Maidenhead to London should be a priority of the new Great Western Rail franchise, says MP Theresa May.
The Twyford and Maidenhead MP has called for commuters to be placed a the heart of the new franchise agreement which will be awarded by the Department of Transport next year.
The franchise will determine who is responsible for services on the line for the next 15 years.
Responding to the official consultation Ms May highlighted the need for fast and semi-fast services from Twyford and Maidenhead, and said she hoped these would remain a priority, even with the development of Crossrail.
She said: “It is vital that capacity continues to increase to cope with the heavy demand, particularly during morning and evening peak times.
"Fast and semi-fast services from Maidenhead and Twyford must be the priority and I want to ensure that the new franchise agreement has these services at the centre.”
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
All lines are currently blocked between Reading and London Paddington stations due to a person being hit by a train.