Bushey is set to see more peak time trains from May, after commuter frustration over “unreliable, infrequent and overcrowded services”.

Watford mayor Peter Taylor and borough councillor Ian Stotesbury, who is responsible for transport, raised recent issues with railway bosses.

The mayor said: “During the meeting it was agreed that number of fast trains to Euston from 7 to 8am on weekday mornings would be increased when a new timetable is introduced in May.

“I also asked about the systems in place when services are disrupted.

“Passengers have asked me why services that stop at Watford Junction, Harrow and Wealdstone and terminate in Euston don’t stop in Bushey in these circumstances."

London Northwestern Railway said it will look into protocols in these situations.

A spokesperson confirmed the company is making arrangements for two services to London Euston to also call at Bushey in the morning. These will be at 7.04am and 7.34am.

The spokesperson added: “Running a robust, reliable service is our top priority and we always listen to the views of our passengers and communities when planning future timetable improvements with our industry partners.

“Due to the complex nature of the rail network and industry planning processes, these additional stops will be added at the next national timetable change in May 2023.”

This change will take place on May 21.

After a previous meeting in August last year, improvements to trains for Bushey which started from December were confirmed.

London Northwestern Railway has asked passengers to give feedback on its timetable via a survey online.

The survey covers the timetable changes that were put in place on December 11, 2022.

Three Watford routes operating a total of four trains per hour were affected by the changes, which the rail company says are part of an “improved” timetable to “help our network run more smoothly".

Options for making it easier to get step-free access to some platforms at the Bushey station were also discussed at the meeting.