Mayor demands urgent meeting following ongoing train disruption

3 Apr 2024
Mayor Peter Taylor

Following weeks of train cancellations and delays for people using train stations in Watford, the Liberal Democrat Mayor of the town is arranging an urgent meeting with the train operator.  

Recently, residents of Watford, and further afield have been receiving a poor service when travelling by rail. Thousands of people using the route from Watford to London Euston and between Watford and Milton Keynes have experienced delays, overcrowding and cancellations.

On 3 March 2024 regulated train fares increased by 4.9% but travellers continue to receive a poor service.
Peter Taylor, the Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford, has contacted the railway operator to request an urgent meeting. The Mayor wants to find out what has been happening and what is being done to improve the situation.

Peter Taylor, Lib Dem elected Mayor of Watford, said:

“People using train services to and from Watford pay very high fares for a service that is not reliable enough. Lots of people have complained to me about services that are delayed, cancelled, or overcrowded. We are simply not getting the service we pay for.
“I have asked managers at the rail operator for an urgent meeting to discuss what is going on and how the situation can be improved. The poor service we are getting at the moment is having a big impact on the lives of many residents and local businesses too.

Rail services in this country are so much worse than in many other places. They are too expensive, unreliable and overcrowded.”

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