Tag Archives: Metropolitan

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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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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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…

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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

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Less than 9% of Watford Met Users would prefer to use Cassiobridge/Ascot Rd

If you’re one of the 2000+ people who will tap into or out of Watford Met today as you return to work or school after the summer and don’t yet know, you’ve been sacrificed for Watford’s greater travelling good. Despite … 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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