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Herts Essex Rapid Transport Scheme

A public engagement exercise is to be launched to seek initial views on our vision for a sustainable transport network across Hertfordshire and connecting into west Essex.

An integrated passenger transport network is central to our ambition to improve the quality of life for everyone in Hertfordshire and beyond. The Hertfordshire to Essex Rapid Transit (HERT) represents one of the biggest opportunities to support economic growth, improve the environment and benefit our existing and new communities.

The HERT will deliver a step-change in the passenger transport network through an accessible, reliable and affordable east-west mass transit system, which connects people to where they live, work and visit across both counties. Hertfordshire County Council and Essex County Council will work closely to ensure that rapid and seamless journeys can be made across the entire rapid transit network.

It will run from Watford and Hemel Hempstead in the west to Harlow (Essex) in the east, connecting with existing north-south rail lines to create an integrated cross-county transport system that better links to existing public transport, walking and cycling routes. It will also help unlock new job opportunities and provide businesses with greater access to skilled people.

The public is to be consulted at each stage of the project's development, with ongoing engagement with local communities, civic groups, businesses and other key stakeholder organisations.

The first period of public engagement will take place from 18 November 2021.

A virtual exhibition room will be available online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/HERT from Thursday 18 November to Friday 28 January where people can find out more about the scheme, view a video about the HERT, register to join one of the online events, and share their views by completing the online survey

Please e:mail HERT@hertfordshire.gov.uk if you have any questions or require any further information.

Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 10:46 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Transport