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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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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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CRL public relations – dirty tricks and STiki WikiTs?

Every large project project needs PR handlers. They make sure that correct information is released through the most appropriate media, giving the right message in a way it will best be understood by the public. Often they will give a … Continue reading

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International Tube Challenger joins Campaign to Save Watford Met

For the last two years, since Watford Metropolitan Line station was proposed to be shut as part of plans for the Croxley Rail Link, Lester Wagman has been the driving force behind the campaign to retain it. On 24 July … Continue reading

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Fresh Air on the Metropolitan Line (a moving tale)

Even the TWA inspector admitted there would be a lot of fresh air moving around at the Watford end of the Metropolitan Line if the Croxley Rail Link is built as currently planned. Ordinarily it doesn’t matter too much if … Continue reading

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New tube map illustrates strategic futility of Link

An innovative new tube map designed by Dr Max Roberts was published last week.  Click here for article about it in last Wednesday’s Metro. Interestingly Roberts has chosen to depict the Croxley Rail Link as complete.  Some might say this … Continue reading

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