Hadley Wood Station is the reason for the development of Hadley Wood as a place, and the train service is still its only everyday public transport. Hadley Wood Rail User Group (HWRUG) was founded in 2015 for all who live or work here or use the station. We campaign for service and station improvements and act as a focus for communication with the train operator, Great Northern, part of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and other railway bodies. You can see a summary of the last year's activities here.
We meet a few times a year, often with guests from GTR management, and from Network Rail. You can see the presentation material from the latest meeting here. There is strength in numbers and new members are always welcome. Membership is free and you can download a Membership Form here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HWRUG is affiliated to Railfuture, the UK's leading independent voluntary organisation campaigning for better rail services. We have achieved success in all our three major campaigns to date and have been recognised nationally by no less than three Railfuture Awards in 2017: find out more about our campaigns and Railfuture awards on our Campaigns page.
HWRUG also collaborated with The Gresley Society to produce a fine decorative plaque to former resident and iconic locomotive engineer Sir Nigel Gresley, designer of Flying Scotsman, which now adorns the station entrance for all to see.
HWRUG’s motto - IOA - summarises Hadley Wood’s unique transport circumstances:
ISOLATION, OYSTER & ACCESSIBILITY