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Metropolitan Line extension to Watford collapses in acrimony

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Andrew Forster
02 February 2018
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Plans to extend the Metropolitan Line to Watford Junction have collapsed amid a dispute over who should pay for additional project costs. 

The scheme would have featured two new stations in Watford on a disused railway alignment. The existing Metropolitan Line terminus in the suburbs of Watford would have closed. 

Hertfordshire County Council originally promoted the project but the plans were beset by cost rises and delays. In 2015 the Government brokered an agreement with then London...

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