Dorothy Thornhill, Watford's Lib Dem Elected Mayor, has written to Transport for London asking them to consider re-zoning Watford’s tube stations. This could save local commuters up to £97.50 per month.
Dorothy said: "Watford residents get a raw deal from Travelcard zoning. With two new stations being built for the Metropolitan Line Extension, this needs fixing. Epping residents have the same journey length as from Watford. Yet Epping is in zone 6, while Watford Junction is in a special category beyond zone 9. That makes a huge difference to fares – as much as £97.50 more for a monthly Travelcard for Watford Junction travellers."
Councillor Mark Hofman said: "Lots of Nascot residents have spoken to me about these unjust fares. Watford residents are getting a raw deal, and I'm grateful that Dorothy is taking on this huge issue for everyone in Nascot and throughout our town. Passengers from Watford Junction, Watford tube station, Watford High Street and Bushey are paying more than they should. It’s time TfL and the Mayor of London gave fair fares for Watford.".
We the undersigned call on TfL to rezone Watford Junction, Watford High Street and Bushey stations to be included in Zone 6 ahead of the extension of the Metropolitan line.