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John Baron MP congratulates C2C on success of tighter security at Basildon Station

January 26, 2012
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400 penalty tickets issued in four weeks   Following an incident involving John Baron MP and a fare dodger at Basildon station, C2C introduced security agency staff who are trained to take a stronger enforcement line, backed by a team of revenue inspectors. During a recent meeting with Julian Drury, Managing Director of C2C,...
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John Baron MP meets Abellio and welcomes plans for rail service improvements

January 16, 2012
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  MP: New Greater Anglia Franchises operator will focus on customer services  Today in Parliament John Baron MP met with Cameron Jones, Public Affairs Director of Abellio Group, to discuss the group’s plans for the Greater Anglia Franchise. Abellio will start operating services on the Greater Anglia route, including the Billericay line into London...
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John Baron MP secures tighter C2C security at Basildon Station

November 16, 2011
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Security upgrade follows incident involving MP  John Baron MP has lobbied for and obtained tighter security from C2C at Basildon Station. This follows an incident involving the MP during which a fare dodger was not apprehended by staff. John wrote to Julian Drury, managing director of C2C, complaining about staff inaction. Mr Drury confirmed...
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John Baron MP supports Parliamentary Debate on fair fuel

November 15, 2011
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MP argues against increase in fuel duty Today John Baron MP, along with 100 other MPs, sponsored a debate in the House of Commons calling for a halt in the rise of fuel duty. According to present Government plans, fuel duty will increase by 3p a litre in January, with further increases planned for...
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John Baron MP criticises Government over Dartford Crossing toll increases during Commons exchange

November 10, 2011
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MP says new technology on existing Crossing should be tried before toll increases introduced  Today in the House of Commons during Transport Questions, John Baron MP criticised the Government for planned toll charge increases to fund the construction of a second crossing so that congestion could be eased. The Government has proposed to increase...
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John Baron MP thanks Essex County Council and BDVC for 1A Bus Service trial

June 21, 2011
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MP encourages residents to use service   This week John Baron MP has received news that Essex County Council will now provide grant funding to Basildon District Volunteer Carers to ‘kickstart’ the trial of a new ‘shopper bus’ service providing three journeys each way per week between Afflets Court and Basildon Bus Station....
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John Baron MP suggests traffic light switch off during early hours

January 27, 2011
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MP questions Transport Minister in House of Commons Today, during Transport Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned Ministers as to why traffic lights could not be switched off during the early hours. John’s question was: “Will he consider the merits of authorising traffic signals to display only flashing amber aspects...
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John Baron MP presses Minister over Dartford Tunnel toll increases

December 2, 2010
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MP says new ANPR technology should be tried first   Today in the House of Commons, during Transport Questions, John Baron MP questioned the Transport Minister Mike Penning MP as to why the Government was increasing toll charges for the Dartford Crossing. The tolls are due to rise in 2011 from £1.50 to £2...
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John Baron MP challenges Department of Transport over proposed Dartford Crossing toll increases

November 24, 2010
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MP says local people have paid enough already   John Baron MP has written to the Department of Transport following receipt of a letter which proposes an increase in the Dartford Crossing toll for cars in response to enquiries made on behalf of a constituent. The Department of Transport is planning, subject to consultation,...
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John Baron MP expresses disappointment at prospect of ‘Bread and Buffers’ litigation

November 3, 2010
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John Baron MP has expressed disappointment that ‘Bread and Buffers’ and National Express appear to be heading towards litigation in order to resolve their differences. John has supported a petition which rightly called for ‘Bread and Buffers’ to be included in the development of the station, and then has facilitated communication between the two...
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