Oliver has written to Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, calling for funding to be given to extending oyster technology to Radlett and Potters Bar.
Oyster extension to these stations has been one of Oliver’s key priorities as Member of Parliament of Hertsmere. He has met regularly with Rail Ministers and the Transport Secretary to press them on the need to deliver on their past commitments to extend Oyster technology to these stations.
The Department for Transport is currently undertaking a review into the extension of contactless pay-as-you-go technologies to stations across the South East of England, and Oliver has been campaigning for Radlett and Potters Bar to be included in any extension.
In advance of the upcoming budget, Oliver has written to the Chancellor to call for funding to be given to support the extension of Oyster technology to his constituency and stressed the benefits which this would bring, including helping people travel and work more flexibly and lowering the costs of their commute.
Oliver said: ‘Securing the extension of Oyster to Radlett and Potters Bar has been one of my main priorities as MP.
‘This is something which I have been working hard on and I discuss it regularly with the Transport Secretary.
‘I have recently written to the Chancellor to call for funding to be given to extend contactless technology to Radlett and Potters Bar.
This would enable people in Hertsmere to travel more flexibly, easily and cheaply into London and show regular commuters that the Government is on their side after the dreadful service on the railways since May.’