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ALL ABOARD: Campaign for step-free station access at Bushey Station pushes forward

 Published on: 17th May 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A bid for step-free access at Bushey station has taken a step forward according to the Watford Liberal Democrats.

Currently the station has no step-free access which means that passengers requiring access need to use Watford Junction, the next-closest station with step-free access.

Now the Liberal Democrats have announced that Network Rail’s West Coast South Route will be putting the station forward for the government’s Access for All funding scheme.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said securing step free-access for the station is part of his plans to make transport more affordable and accessible.

He said: “We have recently published our sustainable transport strategy which underpins how we hope public transport will evolve for our local community and reduce congestion in our town.

“Securing better public transport, including making trains and buses more affordable and accessible for everyone is a top priority for me and the Watford Liberal Democrats.”

Watford councillor, Kennedy Rodrigues, said: “Making sure our public transport is accessible is important in ensuring our town can serve everyone in a more affordable and greener way. If we could secure step-free access at Bushey station this would be a huge step in the right direction.”

For those people travelling to and from London by rail, this means incurring additional cost because Watford Junction is in a different cost zone to Bushey. For those who need to travel by road instead, the cost of fuel and other considerations means that journeys are significantly more expensive than travelling by train.

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