Tweet Have Your Say: Rutland Rail Survey 1 Current Travel Questions 2 Your details When I was elected I promised to improve our local transport networks. I’m prioritising making the A1 safer, and the A52 junctions at Bottesford, but I also want to improve our local train services. In Rutland I’m supporting a feasibility study by the Department of Transport into whether a station at Luffenham could be rebuilt to better connect Rutlanders to Stamford and Peterborough, Kettering and Corby. I’m co-sponsoring this with three of our neighbouring MPs. It would better connect 400,000 people and enormously improve our connectivity and public transport options locally. Whilst most of the infrastructure is already in place, three-and-a-half miles of new track would need to be laid between Seaton and Luffenham so we need to look carefully at whether this is the right thing for Rutland. A feasibility study will assess whether the demand is there, whether this is a viable route, and where an additional station would best be located in Rutland, and where the line would best travel to suit our communities. No decisions have been made, but it is absolutely right that we investigate this possibility and that I reach out to residents to understand if this is something you want. Once the feasibility has been assessed we will better understand if the new line is possible, and whether it would work for us in Rutland. At that point, hearing from residents will be very important as we will have granular detail that we can all consider and review. However, I’m very keen to hear residents’ views, even at this early stage, so I would ask that you please fill in the survey on my website here, and I will provide the findings of the feasibility study as soon as it’s completed How good do you feel train provision is in Rutland on a scale of 1-10? (one being very poor, and ten being exceptional) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How often do you travel to Stamford, Peterborough, Kettering or Corby? Daily Twice a week Three times a week Five Times a week Monthly I do not travel to these places Do you tend to travel to Stamford, Peterborough, Kettering or Corby on the weekends or week days? Week days Weekends I do not travel to these places How do you mainly travel to Stamford, Peterborough, Kettering or Corby? Car Train Bus Car-share Bike What is your reason for travel? Work Visit friends Visit family Shopping Other leisure To access other public transport (i.e trains to other areas of the country) Subject to a feasibility study, do you support re-building a train station at Luffenham to connect us to Stamford, Peterborough, Kettering and Corby? Yes No Do you think the train station should be rebuilt on the old site? Yes No Why do you think it is / is not needed?