i am extremely concerned about the closure of the met line, i am willing to do anything possible to prevent the watford met station from closing down.
I work in london and watford tube is due to its location witch is 5 min away from my house the prefered and only transport link that i use. A clousure of it would result in an unproportional enlongment of my journey time and in higher costs to travel. It would make it unaffordable to keep living where i live and i`d be forced to find a new home. What would equal a disaster since the place where i live is the best ever financially and socially.
One member of our household is disabled (the Met station is close enough to walk to) and would be unable to walk to the new Two Bridges Station or other proposed stations so would have to use a car to get to the new station, therefore adding to the increased environmental impact – and the need to use and park a car for each journey as there are no suitable buses.
I can not believe we are in this situation after spending so much money recently spent re-furbishing the Watford Met station and re-doing all the track etc (and the number of weekends the line has been down to do so). I though we were facing times of cuts rather than excessive expense on unrequired services. In addition, one of the key reason we purchased our home was because of ease of access to the met line station so we can go to work – the thought it may be taken away from us based on nothing more than a whim from the county council is a very scary prospect.
Whilst I agree that those crossing Cassiobury Park are a good indicator of the demand for the station, the 1.5 million entries/exits figure is misleading because a sizeable proportion of these people will be simply be able to use the new stations.
Why is the Croxley Rail Link Necessary? Watford town centre is served by mainline rail and London Overground already. How will this be funded? If Local/National Govt. have available funds they should improve health/police/roads etc in priority to this. If the rail companies have available funds they should use it to get their network/rolling stock up to an acceptable standard. If the Croxley Rail Link is necessary can Watford Met be kept open as a spur like Chesham?
I am very keen for the CRL to take place. It is hugely important that people from surrounding towns have easy access to the regional shopping centre and do not have to rely on their cars. If keeping this station open means the CLR project being scuppered, this is a bad thing.
Closing the station means hundreds of school children who use the line needing to cross two major roads during rush-hour to get to school,. Commuters will have their average journey to the station increased. Access to the park, already restricted by permit-parking, will be even more difficult for families with children. Closing the station will increase the number of car journeys. The vital Hospital station has been dropped from the plans.
I and other members of my household use the watford met station for regular work commitments in london and surrounding areas. i find it very difficult to use any other station near by due to parking facillities.
Don’t close it!!!! I’m a health care profession and this station has many links to hospitals on the line and to central London
I drive from Northamptonshire every day to Watford station. The effect on my journey time will be to increase some 15+ mins every day and add to the CO2 emmissions.
It would be a big blow to my family, Watford and Cassiobury Park. I think it is ridiculous idea and i’m disapointed that the Mayjor and the local MPs think this is a good idea.
I think the proposal needs to be thought out very carefully. With so many using the Watford station every day any change made is going to impact a great number of people. The Cassio Metro estate was built with the next door tube station used as a major selling point. We moved to Watford to be next to the tube station as did many of our friends in the estate so closing the station would now leave a very bitter taste in the mouth.
There has been very little news about the closure & with the recent Council Elections, I cannot recall that this this has been one of the issues any of the literature has been keen to highlight, or mention the benefits of the changes. This suggests that the parties know this would be something to cause disquiet. I feel cheated & regret not using my votes more wisely.
IF this UTTER waste of money is given the green light, then why not leave Watford open as a one stop extension like amersham/chesham. THE OBVIOUS ANSWER TO LINK WATFORD JUNCTION IS TO LET THE BAKERLOO LINE GO FURTHER THEAN HARROW & WEALSTONE. This multi million pound waste of tax payers money is sheer madness.
The map covering 97% catchment area for the Met is almost ALL to the North. A better profile map with iso lines on it would help! The frequency of trains over the shared track bed would rocket from 1 every 10 minutes to 1 every 3 – 3.5 minutes. If people are driving to the Met, where do they come from? Will they ADD to the congestion on St. Albans Road?
I am a single lady living on the cassio metro eastate and i can not drive to to medical condition,and i use wat st every day to get to work and also to see family and friends in and around the hertfordshire area,PLEASE do not close the st.x
I am registered disabled and find diffucult to walk far, I would really want the station not to be close, because this station is very useful for me and my members of my household, it only takes me 2 minutes walk to get there. Also my brother always uses this station everyday for travelling to get to his school in rickmansworth`
I use Watford Met every day to travel to work. Both my children use Watford Met everyday to travel to school. It’s closure would be disatrous for us as we would have no alternative. It would mean many more extra car journey’s for all sorts of people. Also with the new West Herts College which has just been built with absolutely no parking facilities, many, many students use Watford Met for transport. The reason why the college was built without parking facilities was to encourage the use of public transport and now there is a proposal to shut the nearest train station!? How does that make any sense?
This is a decision must not be made. Too many people would be inconvenienced. If services were increased giving the residents of watford a better service and people who visit watford would find it more convenient, then I could see why the other link is being considered but the Watford Met Station is a vital part of this increase in services, surely. It is NOT going to help the people of watford only cause more inconvenience and strain in you trying to deter people using their cars. In turn causing more deteriment to all that is what you are trying to do in encouraging the public to do in the first place, which is to use public transport instead.
Watford metropolitan line station is a necessity for my family and I, it would be disaster for it to close
It’s absolutely ridiculous! Any political figure ignorant enough to carry this out would be swiftly removed from office by the voters.