Transport

John Baron MP attends First Bus Essex Hybrid Launch

March 27, 2013
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John Baron MP attends First Bus Essex Hybrid Launch

MP’s visit drop-in event at Basildon Bus Station John Baron MP and Stephen Metcalfe MP called in on Basildon Bus Station after an invitation from Danny Jones, General Manager of First Group, to attend the launch of the new hybrid buses in Basildon. The 19 Volvo 1900H vehicles will be operating in Basildon as...
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John Baron MP welcomes a number of Budget measures

March 20, 2013
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MP highlights help for lower paid and SMEs, lower beer and fuel duty and Equitable Life payments   Today John Baron MP welcomed a number of the Chancellor’s Budget measures which he has lobbied and campaigned for. These include cutting income tax for the lower paid, reducing beer duty, freezing fuel duty, helping small...
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John Baron MP: Funding secured for disabled lift at Billericay station

February 27, 2013
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MP thanks Network Rail, Greater Anglia and local politicians   John Baron MP has been informed that his campaign to secure funding for a disabled lift at Billericay station has paid off, with the Department of Transport agreeing funding for the scheme. John Baron MP, Cllr Tony Ball and Town...
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John Baron MP calls for the Chancellor to rule out fuel duty increases

September 13, 2012
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MP speaks in fuel debate  Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP spoke in a debate about the lack of competition in the oil market, and that prices at the pumps are slow to go down when the wholesale price of petrol or diesel decreases.  During the debate, John said,  “In supporting...
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John Baron MP congratulates First for pilot 551 service to Festival Leisure Park

September 4, 2012
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MP says ‘use it or lose it’ At the end of August, First’s 551 Service was extended to the Festival Leisure Park, Basildon. The extension comes after discussions with John Baron MP, Basildon Council, Essex County Council and Festival Leisure Park. The Service now operates from Basildon bus station to the Festival Leisure Park...
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John Baron MP officially opens new lifts at Laindon Station

August 3, 2012
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John Baron MP officially opens new lifts at Laindon Station

MP congratulates c2c, DfT and Network Rail John Baron MP today officially opened the new lifts at Laindon Station which provide step-free access to platforms for the first time. The lifts have cost approximately £2m and were funded through the Access to All programme. The programme is a Department for Transport funded scheme,...
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John Baron MP welcomes speed limit reduction on Harding Elms Road

July 13, 2012
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MP says road test was most productive John Baron MP has welcomed very recent news that Essex County Council will reduce the speed limit to 30mph on Harding Elms Road from the junction with the A129 to the junction with Wash Road. John met with Vicky Duff, Natalie Szpigelman [both of...
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John Baron MP congratulates c2c and Network Rail on extra anti fare-dodging measures at Basildon Station

June 29, 2012
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MP suggests works will commence end of July Following an incident involving John Baron MP one morning at Basildon Station, which resulted in c2c responding positively with extra security, John has also raised concerns about fare-dodgers gaining unauthorised access to railway platforms. Network Rail is now instigating works which will involve improved boundary fencing...
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John Baron MP welcomes freeze to Fuel Duty

June 27, 2012
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MP says lobbying campaign has paid off   John Baron MP has welcomed the Government’s decision to freeze Fuel Duty until the end of the year. Following decisions in last year’s Budget and the Autumn Statement to cut Fuel Duty and scrap Labour’s Fuel Duty ‘escalator’, this latest decision means Fuel Duty is now...
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John Baron MP lobbies Government for lift funding for Billericay Station

May 10, 2012
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MP solicits local political support  John Baron MP, Cllr Tony Ball and Town Councillor John Buchanan have written to the Minister of State for Rail, Theresa Villers MP to request funding for the provision of a lift for the Southend-bound platform at Billericay Station. Currently, mobility-impaired passengers...
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