Posted: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Leader of the Council David Williams would like to reassure residents on behalf of the County Council that we are taking action to tackle a number of issues that have arisen out of the delivery of the Thameslink programme.
"I would like to reassure residents that I have written to Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway and the Minister for the Department of Transport to explain that we do not believe the introduction of this programme has been to the benefit of Hertfordshire rail travellers and the disruption this week on what was supposed to be a ‘soft’ introduction (and mindful we have had ad hoc cancellations going back years) is yet more frustration for regular travellers.
"I am particularly concerned that there may be further delays to the essential remedial measures, such as the Stevenage fifth platform, and have been seeking reassurances that all the necessary works will be introduced as soon as reasonably possible.
"An effective transport network is key to the challenges our growing county faces and I look forward to hearing from back from the train companies and the DFT with information on how they intend to address these issues. We will continue to monitor the situation."
Leader of Hertfordshire County Council