Oiver today met with the new Rail Minister, Andrew Jones MP, to press for the extension of Oyster to Potters Bar and Radlett Stations.
After Mr Jones’ appointment as the new Rail Minister on 13 November, Oliver wrote to him in a fresh bid for the roll-out of 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 stress the need to deliver on past commitments to extend Oyster technology to these stations.
Oliver said: ‘It was crucial to meet with the new Rail Minister to once again make the case for the extension of Oyster to Radlett and Potters Bar.
This has been one of my main priorities and the delay in introducing it this year has been bitterly disappointing.
I made clear to the Minister the benefits which Oyster would bring, allowing people to travel more flexibly, easily and cheaply into London.
I urge the Department for Transport to now look at this again and agree to deliver this important service to our area.
I will continue to campaign on my constituents’ behalf to make sure they do.’
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.
The extension of Oyster technology to Radlett and Potters Bar would bring significant benefits, including helping commuters, families and local businesses.