Victory in Campaign for Potters Bar and Radlett Oyster extension

Oliver has secured the extension of Oyster pay as you go to Potters Bar and Radlett stations.

He met with the Rail Minister last week to push him on the need for Oyster to be rolled out to Radlett and Potters Bar.

The announcement was made by Andrew Jones, the newly appointed Rail Minister, this morning. It will see Oyster and contactless pay-as-you-go services rolled out to Potters Bar and Radlett next year.

Oyster extension to these stations has been one of Mr Dowden’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. He also wrote to the Chancellor in advance of the Budget last month to request funding for this extension.

Oliver said: ‘After my long campaign to secure the extension of Oyster pay-as-you-go to Radlett and Potters Bar, I am pleased that this has been announced by the Department for Transport.

The extension of Oyster will allow people to travel more flexibly, easily and cheaply by train and I made this clear to the Rail Minister when I met him last week to push for this.

The delays in introducing it this year have been bitterly disappointing to everyone but I am pleased that it will finally be delivered next year.

I will monitor the progress of this closely to ensure that the Department for Transport sticks to its promises.’