Commenting on the news that the Night Riviera Sleeper service will only run on Fridays and Sundays between Monday 24 January and Thursday 17 March, to accommodate for resilience work at Dawlish, Plymouth Sutton and Devonport MP Luke Pollard said:
“We need a fast and resilient mainline, and so I back work to get us a railway that won’t close as often at Dawlish.
“Temporarily reducing sleeper services is probably the least, worst option to achieve this.
“However, Ministers must not use this as a precedent for cuts, as we know they’re trying to cut rail funding by 10%. The Sleeper service, alongside other routes in the South West, must not be cut.