This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Keep trains running between Watton-at-Stone and Stevenage after 2018.
Hertfordshire County Council calls on the Government to take action to accelerate the infrastructure works at Stevenage station, to enable Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to run trains between Watton-at-Stone and Stevenage after 2018.
GTR has proposed changes to its new timetable, which include a replacement shuttle bus service between Watton-at-Stone and Stevenage from 2018. This has been blamed on delays to the construction of a fifth platform at Stevenage, which has been pushed back by Network Rail into its work programme for 2019-24.
The council calls on the Department for Transport to work with Network Rail to bring forward the implementation of the fifth platform and keep this important rail link in operation.
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