Vicarage Road approved by Transport for London for Croxley Rail Link's West Watford station name

Watford Observer: Vicarage Road station approved by transport bosses Vicarage Road station approved by transport bosses

Campaigners are celebrating after Transport for London confirmed it is recommending the name of the new London Underground station in West Watford be “Watford Vicarage Road”.

The station is due to be built as part of the Croxley Rail Link connecting Watford Junction station with the Metropolitan Line.

The station will be located close to Watford General Hospital and Watford FC’s Vicarage Road stadium.

A petition in favour of naming the station Vicarage Road collected more than 2,000 signatures.

Naming stations after individual roads is against the general policy of TfL, however campaigners argued the fact Watford FC’s stadium shares the road name meant it was a local landmark.

Watford’s elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill said: “This is really excellent news and I thank London Underground and TfL sincerely for listening to us.

“We’ve all been so passionate about getting the name Vicarage Road because to call it anything else would just be bonkers. “This is the right name for a station in this part of town, and I for one will be so proud to see the name Vicarage Road on the tube map, as will many many others.”

Watford’s MP Richard Harrington was also celebrating the news. He said: “I made full representations to TfL and explained the strength of feeling I am delighted they came to their senses.

“It means a lot to the people of Watford and to people outside the town.”

A second new station located near the top of Ascot Road is expected to be called “Cassiobridge”.

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12:58pm Thu 8 Aug 13

Tom Conniffe says...

'Vicarage Road' and 'Cassiobridge'. Good choices both. Well done TfL.
'Vicarage Road' and 'Cassiobridge'. Good choices both. Well done TfL. Tom Conniffe
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2:28pm Thu 8 Aug 13

John Howard Norfolk says...

Lets not forget that the new Vicarage Road station will also serve our hospital.
Lets not forget that the new Vicarage Road station will also serve our hospital. John Howard Norfolk
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5:21pm Thu 8 Aug 13

Andrew1963 says...

John Howard Norfolk wrote:
Lets not forget that the new Vicarage Road station will also serve our hospital.
And the Harwoods Road Adventure playground; Laurence Haines School part of the Holywell Estrate and Brightwells Farm
[quote][p][bold]John Howard Norfolk[/bold] wrote: Lets not forget that the new Vicarage Road station will also serve our hospital.[/p][/quote]And the Harwoods Road Adventure playground; Laurence Haines School part of the Holywell Estrate and Brightwells Farm Andrew1963
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10:29am Fri 9 Aug 13

G_Whiz says...

Let's just hope the station looks nice and the area get's a bit of a spruce up!

Visitors might leave with a good impression of West Watford. Which will make a nice change!
Let's just hope the station looks nice and the area get's a bit of a spruce up! Visitors might leave with a good impression of West Watford. Which will make a nice change! G_Whiz
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10:30am Fri 9 Aug 13

WriteN0w says...

Great news

By the sounds of it its going to be called 'Watford Vicarage Road' or 'Watford (Vicarage Road), not simply 'Vicarage Road' but its better than what they originally proposed.
Great news By the sounds of it its going to be called 'Watford Vicarage Road' or 'Watford (Vicarage Road), not simply 'Vicarage Road' but its better than what they originally proposed. WriteN0w
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11:00am Fri 9 Aug 13

DEVONHORNETTE says...

If Thornhill had any input into the selection you can bet your bottom dollar she would have added stipulations!! Like landscaping the Town Hall, adding another bar in the Colleseum,,putting cycle racks outside the Library etc etc
If Thornhill had any input into the selection you can bet your bottom dollar she would have added stipulations!! Like landscaping the Town Hall, adding another bar in the Colleseum,,putting cycle racks outside the Library etc etc DEVONHORNETTE
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8:29pm Fri 9 Aug 13

HornetJJ says...

John Howard Norfolk wrote:
Lets not forget that the new Vicarage Road station will also serve our hospital.
Strange comment. It serves everything in the vicinity!!
[quote][p][bold]John Howard Norfolk[/bold] wrote: Lets not forget that the new Vicarage Road station will also serve our hospital.[/p][/quote]Strange comment. It serves everything in the vicinity!! HornetJJ
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8:53pm Fri 9 Aug 13

John Howard Norfolk says...

HornetJJ wrote:
John Howard Norfolk wrote:
Lets not forget that the new Vicarage Road station will also serve our hospital.
Strange comment. It serves everything in the vicinity!!
Its obvious that most people are going to associate the new station with our football ground so I simply draw attention to it being useful for the hospital too.
I hope - unlike the original "Watford Stadium Halt" - that this new station will in fact be open other than just match times!
[quote][p][bold]HornetJJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Howard Norfolk[/bold] wrote: Lets not forget that the new Vicarage Road station will also serve our hospital.[/p][/quote]Strange comment. It serves everything in the vicinity!![/p][/quote]Its obvious that most people are going to associate the new station with our football ground so I simply draw attention to it being useful for the hospital too. I hope - unlike the original "Watford Stadium Halt" - that this new station will in fact be open other than just match times! John Howard Norfolk
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10:10am Sat 10 Aug 13

fugu says...

As I saw someone say on Twitter. Bruce Forsyth would approve, the address will be "Watford Vicarage Road, Vicarage Road, Watford."
As I saw someone say on Twitter. Bruce Forsyth would approve, the address will be "Watford Vicarage Road, Vicarage Road, Watford." fugu
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