Following the disruption faced by Thameslink passengers after new timetables were introduced in May last year, GTR (Govia Thameslink Railways) will contribute £15 million towards a Passenger Benefit Fund to be used to provide tangible benefits for passengers.

Taking into account the inconvenience suffered by passengers here in Elstree & Borehamwood, our station has been allocated a potential grant of £80,000. This is a new fund and has nothing to do with refunds paid to individual customers.

We are asking local passengers and stakeholders to let us know how they would like to spend the fund by completing this survey.

Please suggest what would benefit passengers at Elstree & Borehamwood and/or provide ideas for schemes that would benefit passengers across all stations.

In order to give enough time for your ideas to be taken into account when we prepare our bid to GTR, please respond to this survey by 15th July.

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* 1. Please suggest up to five ideas you would like to see investment in at your station, ranking them in order of priority from 1 (most important) to 5 (least important).

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* 2. If you would also like to suggest how our potential grant should be shared with another station(s) please describe your idea.

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* 3. If you would like to suggest how our potential grant should be shared with all other stations, please describe your idea.

NOTE GTR has provided examples of such schemes on its website:

 - Adding delay notification functionality to the Thameslink app
 - Provision of real-time, relevant station and journey information either in station or through the app (e.g. lifts or toilets out of service)
 - Improving the communication of alternative end-to-end journey options (like
‘Waze’ for road travel) during disruption
 - Improving the information provided during and post disruption in stations or
through the app
 - Keeping station toilet facilities open 24/7, with accessibility via the Key Smartcard

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* 4. Please add your details below so we can contact you, if needed, to discuss your ideas. We will also advise you about the implementation of the scheme.  Your information will not be shared with anyone else.

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* 5. Thank you for completing the survey to provide us with your ideas for passenger benefit schemes.

We will incorporate your ideas within the bid for Elstree & Borehamwood which will be made to GTR before 31st July.

GTR will review all bids during August and September, and make a decision about the schemes later this year.

If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Benefit Fund then please email or leave any additional comments below.