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The ABFLY mission

The mission of the Abbey Flyer Users’ Group (a.k.a “AbFly”) is to represent users and potential users of the Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey branch line (a.k.a.”The Abbey Line”), to fight for the long-term future of the line and campaign for further investment.

 

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Our Aims and Campaigns

Our ‘top level’ aims are to:

  • UPHOLD QUALITY: Watch for, and challenge, any lowering of standards.
  • IMPROVE THE SERVICE: Enhance the overall ‘product’, thus benefiting existing users as well as attracting new custom, encouraging people to switch from road to rail.
  • BUILD-IN SUSTAINABILITY: To put the line on a more sustainable footing, both operationally and environmentally, thus ensuring its long term prosperity and ‘value for money’ as a public transport facility.

 

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Latest news

  • COVID-19 rail replacement bus services

    COVID-19 rail replacement bus services

    London Northwestern Railway have advised us that they still have around 100 members of their train crew unavailable to work due to the COVID-19 situation. This means that they have insufficient train crews available to …
  • Abbey Line Passing Loop to receive Government funding to further develop plans

    Abbey Line Passing Loop to receive Government funding to further develop plans

    It has today been announced that that Abbey Line Passing Loop will receive funding to further develop plans.  This was part of the Government’s £500 million commitment to reopen railway lines and stations across the …
  • Busway update – October 2019

    Busway update – October 2019

    A recent report to Hertfordshire County Council’s Infrastructure Panel (GIPE) appeared to raise the possibility of a Abbey Line busway which we covered here. The officers’ report stated: The Implementation Plan will need to include …
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Our work needs the continuing support of local rail travellers. Our influence with the train operating companies and with politicians depends not only on the quality of our interventions but also on the size of our membership.

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