Watford MP Richard Harrington was recently at Watford Metropolitan Station to receive the petition opposing the closure of the station planned when the Croxley Rail Link becomes operational from Carol Scleater on Saturday, March 28.
So far almost 1,800 signatures have been collected from commuters, residents, school children, cyclists, disabled people and people using the park.
Thanks were extended to Lester Wagman, who originated the petition, and Michael Fish for his expertise and support. Mr Harrington informed the gathering he would deliver the petition and all comments to the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP.
The petition submits, We, the undersigned, OPPOSE THE CLOSURE OF WATFORD METROPOLITAN LINE STATION as part of the current Croxley Rail Link proposal and call on the SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT to consider other options for the scheme which don’t involve this.
One signer commented, With all travel problems on the road, closing down the station will increase traffic in Watford. It will be better to leave it open and then extend the existing system to link to other Watford stations.