Following the feature article in the Watford Observer on 5th May, this subject is at last starting to get the sort of coverage it deserves. To be honest I was a little taken aback by the bile in some of the comments to that article – quite unnecessary. Of course I quite understand that some people are in favour the Croxley Rail Link (CRL) but they shouldn’t be surprised that people who live nearby the current Watford Metropolitan station or use it regularly don’t want their station to close. That would be like the proverbial turkeys voting for Christmas! Instead the 900+ (and rising steadily) people who have now signed the petition (f you haven’t already done so, please sign it) support improved transport links to West Watford but not at the expense of the current station in Cassiobury Park Avenue closing. Philip Gamble summarises the situation evenhandedly in his excellent and comprehensive blog spot.
Have a look at the latest Watford Met Station user survey results – while there have so far been 32 responses, a pattern is starting to emerge that makes interesting reading. If you have time, please take the survey.
Other developments have been the arrangement of a further exhibition about CRL. The Dates are
Unit 17, Charter Place Shopping Centre, Watford Town Centre, WD17 2RU
- Thursday 26thMay 12.00pm – 8.00pm
- Friday 27thMay 10.00am – 5.00pm
- Saturday 28th May 11.00am – 4.00pm
St Oswald’s Church Hall, 17 Malvern Way, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, WD3 3QL
- Wednesday 1st June 12.00pm – 8.00pm
I would urge as many who can to get along to one of these events, apparently “including 3D visualisations and an opportunity to register your comments” so let’s leave them some comments! If you do manage to do so it will be appreciated if you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, keep abreast of the latest developments and follow SaveWatfordMet on Twitter.