Today's railway cancellations

The loss of train service this morning affecting Motspur Park, Raynes Park and Wimbledon is outrageous.

I  asked for an immediate explanation and received the below response from the managing director of Network Rail’s Wessex route and the managing director of South Western Railway.

Motspur Park Station - Waiting Room

Update 16th November 2018

Network Rail conducted an asbestos survey and unfortunately asbestos containing material was found in the roof space. This needs to be removed before the repairs are carried out.

Work is being arranged to remove this material and fix the ceiling.

Gas Works Update: Grand Drive, Raynes Park

I have received the below update from SGN regarding their gas works on Grand Drive.


Our project is progressing well and we've re-laid over 1200m of pipe and replaced more than 70 gas services connecting Grand Drive properties to the main to date.

Mucky Merton

I have had many emails, calls and letters from residents who are having problems with the Labour Council's new bin collection arrangements. 

Crossrail 2 Update

As I said in my last update, Crossrail 2 are undertaking an “Independent Affordability Review" to examine ways of making the scheme more cost effective.

I am concerned that we still have not had sight of this review, or the timetable for the publication of the latest route proposals.

Wimbledon Masterplan Update

This week Merton Council has finally published the Masterplan for Wimbledon Town Centre, which you can find here along with details on how to respond to the consultation.

Boundary Changes: Wimbledon Residents’ Victory

The final Boundary Commission proposals have been published today. I am delighted to say that in Wimbledon there has been no change from the revised proposals from October last year.