East Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire welcomes news that GWR will introduce updated rolling stock on the Exeter to Exmouth line from later this month.
Hugo said: "I met with GWR’s Managing Director Mark Hopwood in October of last year to discuss constituent’s specific issues, such as poor customer service for elderly users. We discussed station access in East Devon for disabled users, engineering work at Paddington, and also the Exeter to Exmouth line.
"I made clear with Mr Hopwood that capacity on the Exmouth line has been under pressure for some time, particularly on the weekend when Exeter Chiefs play and in the morning and evening commuting peaks. I am pleased to hear that GWR plans to phase in updated rolling stock in January and February. I hope this improves services but I will continue to press for more to be done to alleviate overcrowding across the network.