Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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The Lib Dems and I have succeeded in getting the Department for Transport to look into flexible rail tickets to help commuters getting back to work after the coronavirus pandemic. With traditional season tickets unlikely to be attractive for many commuters in the future, the Lib Dems have called on the Government and train companies […]

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The Lib Dems have revealed there were 11 incidents involving offensive weapons on trains or at rail stations in Woking since 2017.  9 incidents occurred at Woking Station, including 3 so far this year. My Lib Dem colleagues and I think the new figures show the utter failure of Conservative Ministers to keep people safe from […]

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The Lib Dems and I have said the news that rail fares will rise by 2.7% in 2020 is a “kick in the teeth” for rail passengers in Woking.  The increase will leave commuters in Woking paying almost £100 more for an annual season ticket to London.  Under Lib Dem plans, the 2.7% increase in 2020 […]

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The Lib Dems have announced we will freeze rail fare increases for Woking commuters and season ticket holders for the next five years, while fixing the broken fares and ticketing system. A Lib Dem Government would cancel the 2.8% RPI rail fare increase planned for December 2019 and freeze Woking commuter fares and season tickets […]

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Petition against December’s Rail Strikes

by willforster on 25 November, 2019

Following the news that there are 27 days of planned rail strikes in December, the Lib Dems and I have launched a petition against the strikes. Members of the RMT will walk out for 27 days throughout December, causing chaos to commuters, to businesses and to people traveling for Christmas. I am urging commuters to […]

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Government to invest £95 million in Woking

by willforster on 17 June, 2019

Last week, the Government announced that £95 million would be invested in Woking to revamp Victoria Arch and the A320 highway network south of railway bridge. Since being elected as County Councillor for Woking South in 2009, I have been pushing for better access to the town centre and railway station from the south side […]

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The Lib Dems and I have slammed the Conservative Government for their “hapless treatment” of European Union (EU) citizens after the Home Office released guidance on the new EU Settlement Scheme. The Home Office has confirmed that for the duration of the trial period, EU nationals applying to stay in the UK must either use […]

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I am pleased to see that Network Rail has secured a budget from the Government of more than £2 billion to improve the south western rail network that runs through Surrey and the surrounding areas. The money will be spent between 2019 and 2024 across the route, which runs out of London’s Waterloo station, and […]

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Yesterday, former Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron presented a Bill to the House of Commons which would make it significantly easier for the Government to strip failing rail companies of their franchises. Tim Farron has repeatedly made the case for failing rail operators to be stripped of their franchise after a summer of chaos on […]

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New transport network for south Woking?

by willforster on 12 September, 2018

Since being elected as County Councillor for Woking South in 2009, I have been pushing for better access to the town centre and railway station from the south side of Woking. South Woking currently suffers from poor transport links to central Woking, and Victoria Arch and the roads leading up to it are inadequate for […]

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