As part of the current proposal for the Croxley Rail Link now shortlisted for funding by the Department of Transport, the Metropolitan Line Station at Watford would CLOSE. This would be a disaster for many local people.
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Watford Met station is incredibly well used – 1.5 million entry/exits a year (2009 figures) – not only by the thousands of residents of the Cassiobury estate (including the section to the north of the park – just stand in the park yourself one rush hour evening and see just how many commuters walk and cycle across it every day to and from the Met station) but also by many in West Watford (for whom it would still be nearer than the proposed new station), hundreds of schoolchildren attending Watford Boys Grammar and many travelling out of Watford to Rickmansworth School and beyond.
Undoubtedly there is a need for better public transport links in West Watford. However why not simply re-open the branch disused branch line to the old Croxley station from Watford Junction (possibly connecting to St Alban’s Abbey Line as suggested by others) so that passengers from West Watford can at least take advantage of faster Midland Line services to London & Midlands than sitting on the slow Met Line services to Baker St & beyond. This would save on a substantial element of the proposed construction cost and could run as a shuttle – perhaps even driverless like the DLR?
Please act NOW to Save Watford Met Line Station:
Sign the petition and if you can also write to
The minister: Minister for Transport, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR
The MP: Richard Harrington, 30 The Avenue, Watford WD17 4AE or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayor: Dorothy Thornhill, Town Hall, Watford WD17 3EX or email@example.com