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Default Metropolitan Line Extension doomed

On Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:34:09 GMT
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On Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:05:58 -0000 (UTC)
Recliner wrote:
But even if the cost could be brought back down to a 'mere' £284m, the
business case is still very thin (little extra revenue or traffic).


I never understood the rationale behind it. Who would use it? Certainly not
many people who wanted to go from central london to watford junction. So

that
leaves people in north west london and buckinghamshire who want to go there

and
can't drive. Probably quite a small amount. If the idea was simply to get
a tube line back to watford junction then just re-extend the bakerloo.


No, that's not the reason. It's mainly to serve the two new Watford
stations, giving them connections to the Met, LO and the Junction station.
That's why Watford and Hertfordshire are keen on it, but TfL is
indifferent.


I'm sure that would be nice for maybe the few hundred residents who may
use them, but its hardly worth spending hundreds of millions on when looking
at google earth it would seem that none of that section of line is more than
a mile from either watford or watford junction stations anyway.


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Default Metropolitan Line Extension doomed

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On Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:34:09 GMT
Recliner wrote:
wrote:
On Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:05:58 -0000 (UTC)
Recliner wrote:
But even if the cost could be brought back down to a 'mere' £284m, the
business case is still very thin (little extra revenue or traffic).

I never understood the rationale behind it. Who would use it? Certainly not
many people who wanted to go from central london to watford junction. So

that
leaves people in north west london and buckinghamshire who want to go there

and
can't drive. Probably quite a small amount. If the idea was simply to get
a tube line back to watford junction then just re-extend the bakerloo.


No, that's not the reason. It's mainly to serve the two new Watford
stations, giving them connections to the Met, LO and the Junction station.
That's why Watford and Hertfordshire are keen on it, but TfL is
indifferent.


I'm sure that would be nice for maybe the few hundred residents who may
use them, but its hardly worth spending hundreds of millions on when looking
at google earth it would seem that none of that section of line is more than
a mile from either watford or watford junction stations anyway.


Look more closely: it's not just residents who'd use it. But the costs are
way out of line with the potential benefits. It's also not TfL's job to
deliver local transport to people that far out of London.



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