It is nice to see that in his last few months as the Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston, Alan Keen is out and about in the area, supporting local groups over issues concerning them.
However, I think he is wrong to give hope to those living adjacent to the Feltham Marshalling Yard site that it will never see a train servicing yard for the proposed Airtrack project.
The history of the site is well known, but when part of the site was released for the development of the Post Office Sorting Office and adjacent warehousing at the eastern end, Railtrack (Now Network Rail) made it very clear that, although the rest of the yard was to be left unused at that time, it could be returned to rail use at any time in the future.
That time has now come because the world has moved on and public transport is a higher priority both of this Government and the future Conservative government.
The downturn in the economy at this time might delay the project, but Heathrow Airport will continue and part of that is vast improvement of rail links, which is supported by both Labour and the Conservatives.
A positive point is that Feltham Station may get four more additional semi-fast trains to London.
P M HARRISON Boundaries Road, Feltham.