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MLX back in the long grass

Despite a pledge by Watford MP Richard Harrington to fill the £73 million funding gap, mayor of London Sadiq Khan has finally pulled the plug on the £360 million scheme, declaring it not to be a strategic priority for London. Continue reading

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Vanity Fare? Time to Re-think the Link…

Save Watford Met campaign is not opposed to the link per se provided services to Watford Met are maintained. But if the real idea is opening up more areas of Watford with better public transport (without detriment to those which are currently well served) we would strongly advocate exploring more affordable alternative options. Continue reading

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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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