As many workers return to the office for the first time after working from home during the pandemic, some residents who commute from Bushey Train Station into London say they are struggling with cancelled trains a reduced train timetable in the morning.
One resident said: “The cancelled service was very popular with commuters from Bushey before the pandemic. I had been using that service for quite a few years. The 7.36 is too early and the 8.16 is too late.
“A number of people I see are now commuting from Stanmore instead of Bushey as a consequence. It’s quite interesting to see how many fast trains go from Watford to Euston during the morning and evening rush hours by comparison. It’s shocking really.”
Local commuters claim that the main problem is with the fast train service between 7.36 and 8.16am, a crucial time when many are trying to get into the city centre.
A London Northwestern Railway spokesperson said: “We are fully committed to encouraging customers back to the railway and we have stepped up our timetables and cleaning regimes to help passengers travel with confidence.
“Our current weekday timetable at Bushey provides space for thousands of passengers and includes 10 direct services which arrive into London before 9.30am.
“We always listen to feedback from our customers and will consider amending our timetables to address significant gaps in service where it is possible to do so.”
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