I have heard about a proposal for the LU Metropolitan Line to be extended from Croxley to Watford Junction. We are in favour of this proposal. Here is what that section of the  Metropolitan Line would look like if the extension went ahead: 


This could make it quicker for people to get to Birmingham from Chesham, Amersham, Little Chalfont, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Moor Park, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Pinner, North Harrow, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Northwick Park, Preston Road, Wembley Park, Croxley, Ascot Road and Watford West. This is because Virgin Trains services are available from Watford Junction to Wolverhampton that go via Milton Keynes Central, Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham International, Birmingham New Street and Sandwell & Dudley.

The existing Watford Metropolitan Line station would shut down and Ascot Road and Watford West stations would be new. Watford High Street and Watford Junction would have to be refurbished and it is planned to be up and running between 2015 and 2016. The cost will be approximately £119.82 million, less than a 250th of what High Speed 2 would cost. This could possibly be a cheap alternative to HS2.

Even more details and an online survey are available at www.croxleyraillink.com.