Duncan Hames is working hard with local campaigners and his Liberal Democrat colleagues in Government to get Wiltshire moving.
He helped to bring regular trains back to Melksham with the new TransWilts rail service, which started in December 2013. He is continuing to work with the TransWilts Community Partnership to ensure that these extra services are retained in the next Great Western franchise. Read more.
Duncan is also campaigning for a new Oxford-to-Bristol rail service, stopping at a re-opened Corsham station. He has made the case for it to Ministers in the House of Commons, and has brought together his own coalition of ten MPs to call on the Transport Secretary to introduce it. Read more.
Along with Wiltshire’s Liberal Democrat Councillors, Duncan is calling on Wiltshire Council to restore one hour of free parking in Council car parks. Read more about the campaign and add your voice by signing the petition here.
To make travel to school, college or work more affordable, Duncan and the Lib Dems plan to introduce a new Young Person’s Discount Card that would give all 16 to 21 year-olds two-thirds off the cost of bus travel. Find out how Duncan's meeting with Corsham Youth Council helped form this policy here.
A grant from the Local Pinch Point Fund, set up by then-Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Norman Baker MP, is being used to extend the dual carriageway on the A350 north of Chippenham. Read more.
Duncan backed the successful bid for Wiltshire’s new ‘Growth Deal’, which will bring around £130 million of government investment to our area over the next seven years. This includes more parking and better pedestrian and cycle routes at Chippenham station, and further extending the dual carriageway on the A350. Read more.
Duncan has called on the Government to ensure that the ticket office at Bradford on Avon station is kept open. Read more.