April 29, 1977

Watford Observer: On this day in south west Hertfordshire On this day in south west Hertfordshire

Watford Junction, the stopping point for British Rail’s speedy inter-city services to and from the Midlands, may look like a mini-Euston station within the next few years – shops, kiosks, cafeterias, superloos, the lot.

British Rail sources say the facelift, costing at least £1 million, could begin by 1980. It is understood a new bus bay at the station approach is also included in the plans.

The Junction, which even railmen label a “Victorian monstrosity” handles up to 200 people a day using inter city services. At least 17 inter-city trains stop at Watford during the morning. And during a peak four-week period last year, well over 192,000 passengers used the station.

Said Bob Long, deputy station manager at Watford Junction: “A transformation for the Junction can’t come soon enough for us.”

[From the Watford Observer of April 29, 1977]

For more stories from the Watford Observer's archive, go to our Nostalgia section by clicking HERE

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree