No commuters, no station at Digswell
SIR – Last week the people of Digswell were asked to return to Welwyn Hatfield Council (WHC) a consultation paper concerning experimental parking restrictions in the Digswell area. Due to the high cost of parking at Welwyn North Station there has been a
SIR - Last week the people of Digswell were asked to return to Welwyn Hatfield Council (WHC) a consultation paper concerning experimental parking restrictions in the Digswell area.
Due to the high cost of parking at Welwyn North Station there has been a large overspill of commuter parking in the residential area which WHC is trying to resolve.
However, there is a much larger issue here.
If the restrictions come into force then commuters will then need to decide if to continue to use Welwyn North station, or move to WGC or Knebworth.
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There will be no advantage to using Welwyn North instead of other local stations.
If commuters switch stations and Welwyn North loses revenue, this would give the railway company a reason to close our station.
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It is well known the railway company considers it to be a bottle neck for traffic on the East Coast line.
Therefore, if we lose commuters we may then lose our station - and the knock on effect could possibly be our shops - and the very means of transport many residents moved here for.
Warren Way, Digswell.