Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps and his colleague, Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden have written to the Rail minister for a meeting to seek clarification on the extension of the Oyster system.

In July 2016 there was much optimism when the then Rail Minister made a commitment that the Oyster system would be extended to both Welwyn Hatfield and Mr Dowden’s neighbouring constituency of Hertsmere. However, following a disappointing answer to a recent Parliamentary Question asked by Grant seeking an update, there is concern that this commitment might not now be met.

Grant commented, “I’m keen to meet the Trains Minister in order to seek an urgent clarification on what the plans are for the Oyster system and Welwyn Hatfield and to make sure this commitment is honoured. Extending it would provide a real boost both for residents and local businesses who would benefit greatly from this added convenience.”