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Making Croxley rail link count for the community

 Published on: 3rd June 2015   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HLEP) will be working together to benefit the community now the Croxley Rail Link has been given the green light. The rail link will provide a London Underground rail link to central London; better rail access for more households; an improved east-west public transport connection for Watford and Croxley Green; and an important public transport link for patients and employees of the existing hospital. It is also predicted to create more than 9,000 new jobs and contribute more than £8billion to the economy by 2031. By creating first class transport links to business and retail centres, the rail link will also support economic development for years to come. Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways for HCC, said: “We worked long and hard to keep the Croxley Rail Link project alive and to see the realisation of this scheme after so many years is testament of the hard work and persistence of everybody involved. “However, in many ways this is only the beginning and we look forward to continuing our work with HLEP, Watford Borough Council (WBC) and other partners to realise the raft of fresh opportunities this rail link will bring, including new jobs and a boost to the local economy.” For more on this read the next edition of My Croxley News out on June 12.

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