As we come out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Conservative government are encouraging us all to 'live with Covid'. However, the cuts to train services and proposed rail fare hikes mean it is harder and more expensive for people to return to pre-pandemic activities and work levels.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, to raise a number of concerns that local residents have raised with him in relation to train services in Watford and the surrounding areas.
Local Oxhey campaigner, Kennedy Rodrigues, is fighting for an improved service from Bushey station and said, “I know that more and more people are now traveling to their places of work once again. It is vital that they have good transport services so that they can do that. Many residents in Oxhey commute to London for work and this is made extremely difficult when there are long gaps between services, especially in the morning and evening.”
We the undersigned call on the government to:
- Freeze rail fares for 5 years
- Increase funding for train companies to reinstate timetables to pre-pandemic levels
- Review services that run through Bushey station to introduce a direct service to Shepherd's Bush, West Brompton and Clapham Junction.