Trains, planes and automobiles

Every Member of Parliament works hard around key transport issues that impact on the lives of their constituents and Steve Brine has led many campaigns to improve how we get around our area as well as travel to and from work.

He has successfully argued for major investment in the M3 motorway which saw, in 2015, resurfacing with new quieter material brought forward by more than five years for stretch between J9-14.

Steve has worked alongside residents arguing for improved junctions, better surfaces and safer crossings including; the 'Cart & Horses' A33 junction at Kings Worthy, Oliver's Battery / Badger Farm Road, Worthy Road in the city centre and Main Road in Otterbourne.

Furthermore, he has led calls for restrictions on HGV's using rural lanes - such as Hocombe Road in Chandler's Ford - and worked hard to flag the impact large lorries have on the centre of New Alresford.

Our hard-working MP maintains strong relationships with local bus operators, Stagecoach and Go South Coast, and has joined with constituents to protect services where they are threatened.

Many Winchester & Chandler's Ford constituents enjoy the convenience of flying from nearby Southampton Airport but it's important to manage aircraft noise and Steve Brine has worked closely with residents in Compton and Otterbourne over the years on the subject.

On top of all of this, the local train service has consistently been at the forefront of Steve's work as a constituency MP; whether that is campaigning for new services, improvements at Winchester Station, on-train wi-fi or holding South Western Railway (and before them South West Trains) to account.

You can see links to more than a decade of our MPs work on local transport infrastructure and services below ...


Funding boost for local railways to improve Shawford station

Network Rail has announced a new £2m funding boost to improve the railway structure across Hampshire.

The money will be spent between 2019 and 2024 across the route, which runs out of London’s Waterloo station, and represents more than a 20% increase on the existing five-year budget.

Junction 9 on the agenda as MP meets National Park

The proposed major works at Junction 9 of the M3/A34 were top of the agenda for local MP Steve Brine as he met up with the Chair of the South Downs National Park, Margaret Paren on 4th May 2018.

Junction 9 meeting with Highways England

Steve Brine met with Highways England in Parliament on Wednesday 18th April as he continues to represent local views on the proposed scheme at Junction 9 of the M3.

Pressure put on SWR after poor start

Steve Brine has welcomed news that, following pressure from local MPs, the Government is to formally review the performance of South Western Railway.

Future capacity on agenda with Network Rail

Steve Brine met up with senior officials from Network Rail on Wednesday 7th March, to discuss the future of our rail service and examine current issues facing local commuters.

Major overhaul for Junction 9

Steve Brine has warmly welcomed news M3 J9 will be redesigned under plans to create dedicated free flow lanes which will allow drivers travelling between the M3 and the A34 to avoid using the junction roundabout.

MP holds high-level rail meeting

Steve Brine held a top-level meeting with South Western Rail, alongside senior officials and councillors on Friday 26th January to discuss the performance of the new franchise.