MPs will discuss the “shambolic” rail services between the borough and London next week.

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has secured time in Parliament to debate the chaos caused by train firm Govia’s timetable changes.

And he wants as many of his colleagues to attend as possible.

In the debate, scheduled for Tuesday morning (18th December), Mr Shapps will demand answers from the Government about the failings of Govia.

Govia run the railway line between Welwyn Garden City and Moorgate, which includes stations at Hatfield, Welham Green and Brookmans Park.

He said: “I particularly want to know why stations in Welwyn Hatfield now get fewer and slower trains than before the May timetable changes that were supposedly meant to increase capacity.”

He will also make the case that Transport for London should take over the running of the Moorgate line from Govia “which has failed to return services to pre-May levels, even with the new December timetable.

Rail Minister Andrew Jones MP will have to provide an official response addressing Mr Shapps’ concerns.

He said: “I have invited the other MPs along this train line to attend the debate, stand with me, and demand answers from the Department for Transport.

“Govia Thameslink Railway must be held to account for the chaos it has caused.”

This is just the latest development in the MP’s campaign to improve rail services between Welwyn Hatfield and London.

Last week he announced that, after years of campaigning, rail users in Welwyn Hatfield will be able to use Oyster and other contactless cards from the second half of 2019.