Category Archives: Development

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

Advertisements
Posted in Development, Health Campus, Transport, Tube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Development, Transport, Tube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Development, Transport, Tube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Development, Transport, Tube | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Health Campus? The missing Link…

On Friday 2nd May, Save Watford Met’s Lester Wagman and Sara-Jane Trebar of Save Farm Terrace appeared on the Link4Growth Community TV show, hosted by Chris Ogle & Alex Murray…

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another good reason not to build 700 homes on land south of Watford hospital

Yes folks, that’s why no housing was built there before.  The ‘health campus’ development team say a flood relief channel beside the river Colne will be constructed as part of the proposals.  That’s like building a house in the middle … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Health Campus: Watford’s Political Bulldozer Back in Action

Having cited the needs of the so-called ‘Health Campus’ in the business case for re-routing the Met line away from the established Watford station, with its 1.5+ million users a year, toward the already overcrowded Watford Junction via ‘Cassiobridge’ & … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Health Campus, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment