Tag Archives: Underground

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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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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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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SOS (Save our Service) Last Chance to do the Watford Met Shuttle?

Please take a few moments to share your thoughts about saving Watford Met with us and Mayor Boris Johnson by completing the short poll below. There’s so much pressure behind the Croxley Rail Link that the best we can hope … 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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