MLX Metropolitan Line Extension (Go-ahead for Croxley Link) Dec 15, 2011 23:59:48 GMT
Post by thc on Dec 15, 2011 23:59:48 GMT
I've been following this project for years and have all the literature I can find on the Met in Watford and today is the first time I've ever come across any suggestion that the Met was considering extending beyond its town centre site at 44 High Street (Jamie Thompson on u.t.l beat you to the same idea by a whole afternoon). Care to substantiate or provide a source?
Here it is - details on Page 18
I'm still quite sceptical, although not of yours and mrjrt's sourcing now having seen that link. Thank you for taking the time to reply (and to mrjrt and mikebuzz for your contributions to the debate on a pet subject of mine).
My scepticism is borne of having read much of the source literature and having all the books cited, including the excellent 'West of Watford' by Goudie and Stuckey, and never before seeing mention of Metropolitan aspirations beyond 'Watford Central' (and I know my Met aspirations - Moreton Pinkney or Worcester anyone?)
I grew up a stone's throw from these lines, in the ex-LT cottages next to the Grand Union Canal just above Cassio Bridge Lock, so I've followed the development of this scheme since reading about it in the Croxley Resident in late 1978 (I was aged 7 and really excited that it was going to happen at last!) and done my own research over that time. Indeed, I worked for SDG (the report authors) for a number of years when I was in my teens/early 20s and, while I wouldn't ever besmirch their excellent and well-deserved professional reputation, I'd like to see the source of their claim for myself. I'm a doubting Thomas, after all. :-) Maybe I'll drop them a line and ask.