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QUESTION TIME: Rail user group want next Watford MP to improve town’s rail infrastructure

 Published on: 25th November 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A rail user group has put questions to Watford Parliamentary Candidates to improve the rail infrastructure in the town. 

Watford Rail Users Group (WRUG) has called on the next MP for Watford to not only improve the mainline service to Euston, but include the enhanced service of the Abbey Line, push for a restored Watford to Gatwick service, build the Croxley Rail Link (CRL (Met Line Extension) and redevelop Watford Junction Station. 

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said in June he would continue to push for the CRL following Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to refund the borough council of £2.3million it invested into the scheme.

At Watford Junction the WRUG want to see upgraded lifts and an oyster zoning system to make it easier for commuters to travel between the main line and TfL. It is one of the busiest stations on the route with access to the Harry Potter Studios and they say, “we deserve better”.

A spokesperson for WRUG said: “We would have liked to ask your views on HS2, this Rail User Group has not had time to consult our members on the draft report commissioned by the Prime Minister leaked this week, preliminary reading does however show HS2 costs mushrooming while the modest schemes listed on the above wish list are prevented by lack of money.”

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