Croxley Rail Link
The extension would improve transport links and increase employment opportunities in the Watford area.
The Metropolitan line extension would serve Watford Junction and Watford High Street stations.
Trains would run to central London every 10 minutes during peak hours.
If the project goes ahead, Watford station would be closed, with new stations at Ascot Road and Watford Hospital in its place.
In partnership with Hertfordshire County Council, we applied for a Transport and Works Act Order from the Secretary of State for Transport in January 2012. This is required before any work can start.
An independent Inspector was subsequently appointed to consider the joint application and a Public Inquiry held in October 2012. The Inspector will supply his report to the Secretary of State for Transport, whose decision is expected by spring 2013.
The Croxley Rail Link would:
- Improve access to public transport for local residents
- Create new links to Watford General Hospital, Croxley Business Park and Cardiff Road Industrial Estate, increasing employment opportunities
- Provide access to West Coast mainline National Rail links from Watford Junction station for Metropolitan line passengers
The scheme is being promoted by Hertfordshire County Council, who were awarded funding from the Department for Transport in December 2011.
For more information visit the Croxley Rail Link website.