Demand Better Train Services for Watford

The government are failing train passengers and train companies are not delivering the service you deserve.

In spring of 2024 we have seen so many cancellations from Watford Junction and Bushey, Ian and Peter are demanding meetings with train operators but continue to urge for a real investment plan in signalling to improve reliability.

We are calling on the government to back our 5 point plan.

  1. Rezone Watford stations to Zone 6 for cheaper fares
  2. Upgrade the Abbey line to improve connections with London
  3. Make all rail fares simpler and cheaper
  4. Invest to improve reliability
  5. Save ticket offices

Sign our petition below to add your voice to our campaign and, by 1st September, please respond to the consultation on reducing ticket offices at

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Ian Stotesbury responds as ticket office consultation goes live

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Watford Ian Stotesbury has completed the consultation on ticket office closures and is encouraging others to do so.

The government and train operating companies recently announced that ticket offices across the country will be closing. A consultation is currently underway which closes on Wednesday 26 July 2023.

Watford residents will be most affected by changes at Watford Junction station. At that station, the ticket office will be closing to be replaced by a customer service "hub". Cllr Ian Stotesbury is worried that this is just the first step to removing ticket support completely.

Commenting on the changes, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Watford Cllr Ian Stotesbury said:

"Ticket offices are vital services, particularly for those who are vulnerable, have a disability or are older. Closing them across the country is a short sighted move by the government and will affect many residents and visitors to Watford.

"The government needs to rethink their plans. I hope that as many people as possible respond to the consultation to send the government a message and stand up for vulnerable people who still need ticket office support."

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