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Has MLX hit the buffers (again)?

While it would be a shame if the [unconfirmed] inference that the Metropolitan Line Extension to Watford Junction may have been dropped as a business plan priority for TfL, we would not really be surprised if this is not such a priority for London and that its Mayor, Sadiq Khan, may have concluded this from reviewing the somewhat contrived and shaky business case. Naturally residents in the Park Ward and West Watford would be relieved if the existing Watford Met Line Station which is convenient and well used (1.5 million entry/exits per annum) is to be reprieved. Continue reading

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Petition signatures hit 2000 on day Watford declared #1 most in demand for London property hunters

It is no irony that on the day online estate agents eMoov.co.uk revealed in the Telegraph that Watford was the most sought after tube stop for property hunters ‘in London’, signatures for the petition to save the station under threat … Continue reading

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Closure in Dec 2019? There’s Still Time To Save Watford Met

Interview with @L4GSWHerts Community TV: You can find out more on this site about the proposals, the consultation and the campaign. 1. Spread the word – there are still people who don’t know 2. Sign the petition 3. Lobby your … Continue reading

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Watford Met: will politicians keep promises after May 7th?

Almost all the Watford canditates for this week’s general election have pledged support for keeping services running to Watford Met. But will they manage to keep this political football in play. For the record, here’s what they have said… Continue reading

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What local people are saying about Watford Met

Statistics cannot always however convey the very real concerns of real people. Here are some of the latest comments. The entire petition can be viewed here. Continue reading

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Runaway Train: At £300m is Croxley Rail Fiasco [still] Value for Money?

Which candidate in the forthcoming election will be brave enough to stand up and say “Enough is enough! We gave the Croxley Rail Link our best shot but at more than twice the approved cost we can no longer fund it nor be sure it provides an adequate return on taxpayers’ money and there are other transport solutions for Watford and more imprortant ways this money could be invested for wider benefit in Hertfordshire. Continue reading

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MP announces back-room deal to fund 38% Rail Link cost overrun but still no split service for beleaguered Watford Met users

Watford MP Richard Harrington has written to constituents about his success in securing £50m of additional funding for the Croxley Rail Link from the Department of Transport. Great!  So there can be a split service for residents living around the existing … Continue reading

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