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    At last the Hatfield railway station lift is fully operational - in addition there is a member of the station staff on hand 7 / 7 from 06.00 until 24.00. When the ticket office is shut but the stationed staffed entry and exit will now be as normal through the ticket hall and not the temporary night gate situated in about the most user un-friendly position almost at the far end of the southbound platform.

    Re. the proposed Hertfordshire County Council ( HCC) Funding Cuts for bus services from April 2015 ( read my article below) : if you so desire there is an online petition: just Google in consult.hertsdirect.org / petitions or HCC -petitions- bus cuts

    If you value your evening and Sunday/bank holiday services I would strongly suggest some input. You can also read the HCC meeting in which all of this was discussed with all routes in the frame- and many will effect students- on Hertfordshire County Council / meetings/ 2014/ July 08 / Highways And Waste Management Panel / Item 10. This also includes the survey.

    Incidentally, Steven Giles- Medhurst, Lib Dem MP for Watford and Oxhey, who is also a County Councillor and on the Highways Committee himself, has done some research and obtained data from HCC which contradicts that put in their own survey: instead of the curently estimated 200,000 passenger journeys yearly that will be effected should all of these proposals get the green light it is more likely to be 809,300: that 30 odd % of services could be effected: and that the maximum subsidy given by HCC to users is for one route only, the once a week service between Standon and Cambridge. And keep in mind similar funding cuts are proposed in 2016-17. ( more reading: www.hertsmerejournal.com of 24 July 2014.)

    I believe that depending on the results of the survey, HCC and the bus companies could look at running a limited commercial service, but on some routes where there is sufficient demand to cover costs only. So this is why it is essential for your input both on the survey and petition by the deadline.
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