Non-stop train services Harrow & Wealdstone

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2009
Reference: 
2009/1048
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has Transport for London researched the demand for non-stop train services between Harrow & Wealdstone station and London Euston?

Answer

Answer for Non-stop train services Harrow & Wealdstone

Answer for Non-stop train services Harrow & Wealdstone

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are already a number of train services that operate non- stop between Harrow & Wealdstone and Euston throughout the week, running at a frequency 30 minutes. A more intensive service is provided at certain times.

TfL has not specifically researched the demand for non-stop train services between Harrow & Wealdstone and London Euston, but has examined opportunities for providing additional services between Watford Junction and Euston, calling at Bushey, Harrow & Wealdstone, Wembley Central and Queens Park.

TfL is not currently in a position to deliver these additional services as part of the Overground as they do not have the access rights required or funds needed to run extra services. I understand that London Midland is giving consideration to providing extra stops / services at the stations listed above, but have not established the feasibility of this change yet.