Nearly six months after commuters in Radlett were told Oyster cards were finally coming to the village, there is still no indication when the pay-as-you go system will be introduced.
Harold Karmel was among villagers to contact RadlettNews to call on Oliver Dowden MP to provide an update when Oyster will be introduced after an announcement at the end of November 2018.
He said: “It’s the frustration of being told some time last year Oyster is coming – it’s like the train is still arriving. Our MP gave us an assurance but no-one has bothered to follow it up. I went to Radlett and Borehamwood stations and they are about as much aware as you and I. Why make comments you can’t fulfil?
“If I want to use Oyster, I have to go to Borehamwood, clock off, clock in with Oyster and wait for the next train. We were promised Oyster joy and six months later, that definitely isn’t the case. Let’s please get some answers.”
Oliver Dowden MP told RadlettNews he is frustrated Oyster has still not been introduced.
He commented: “I was pleased to secure the extension of Oyster and Pay-As-You-Go technology to Radlett at the end of last year. However we have been here before with the Department for Transport and I share the frustrations of everyone that it has not been delivered already.
“That is why I have repeatedly discussed Oyster extension with ministers and there has been no indication that the project is being delayed. The extension of Oyster is still on track to be delivered later this year.
“I know how important this is to people in Radlett and when I confirm a delivery date I will be sure to let everyone know.”