Local Transport Infrastructure

Please note that following the dissolution of Parliament there are no MPs and Jeremy Quin is no longer the MP for Horsham. The information below is therefore historic. Jeremy is the Conservative Candidate for Horsham in the General Election scheduled for 4th July.

Gatwick Airport is a major local employer and while I welcome the positive economic impact Gatwick has on our area, it is imperative that it works in the interest of our local communities.

Any expansion in the number of flights and passengers must also be seen in the context of the impact on noise, local road and rail infrastructure and the wider environment.

It is vital that Gatwick engages fully and collaboratively with all stakeholders and I am in regular discussions with Gatwick, local parish councils, local authorities and neighbouring MPs.

While the number of rail journeys made from local stations has diminished markedly since pre Covid I know that many constituents rely on our local rail services for both work and leisure and I am in regular contact with GTR – our local rail operator – and Network Rail about constituents’ concerns. I am determined to see improved station infrastructure between Horsham and Crawley.

Please see below for updates on local transport infrastructure.

News

Biker Down Workshops

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have introduced a new workshop called “Biker Down” aimed at college students.

Young motorcyclists aged 16-25 are a high-risk group of road users. These sessions aim to provide advice and training to help keep them safe on the roads.

Jeremy Quin Warns Residents on Further Parking Increases

Constituents should be aware that HDC is increasing the cost of its annual rural parking disc by 11% from July. This will affect Billingshurst Library car park, Six Bells, Roffey Godwin Way and other rural car parks in the District.

Worthing Road is Open!

I am delighted to say that I have just driven down the Worthing Road and all work is completed on time and the road is open in both directions!

Jeremy Quin Speaks Out on Gatwick Expansion

Gatwick Airport is seeking to convert and extend their existing “emergency runway” in order to run an operational second runway.  Their proposal is currently subject to an inquiry by the Planning Inspectorate who will make a recommendation to the Government.  

Rail Strikes

I am very disappointed that ASLEF members will yet again take strike action on Tuesday 7th May. There will be no trains serving stations in the Horsham constituency. A very limited Southern shuttle service will operate between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria.

Jeremy Quin Speaks at Hearing on Gatwick Expansion

I appeared yesterday in front of the inquiry into the Gatwick’s expansion plans. I was allowed to speak for 8 minutes and have set out below the full transcript of my submission.

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Jeremy Quin Meets Rail Minister

I recently met Rail Minister Huw Merriman to discuss my ongoing campaign for improved rail infrastructure between Horsham and Crawley.

Jeremy Quin Meets Aviation Minister

I met the Aviation Minister, Anthony Browne, yesterday in particular to discuss FASIS (the future airspace strategy). It is incredibly important that this is consulted on thoroughly and with an open mind.