Douglas Carswell has this week submitted parliamentary questions to the Department for Transport asking what more can be done to help Tendring commuters.
The franchise, currently held by Abellio Greater Anglia, will potentially change from October 2016. Currently, C2C, part of National Express, First East Anglia and Abellio Greater Anglia all plan to bid for the franchise. Abellio has been plagued by numerous problems and low commuter satisfaction since taking on the franchise in 2012.
"Only this morning, we saw yet another series of delays and misery for Tendring commuters trying to get to work. Abellio's announcement last week that they'll spend £700,000 on a spot of carriage cleaning is too little, too late."
Douglas has submitted questions asking what more can be done to improve the frequency of service and ensure that the new franchisee is held to a higher standard.