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, 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

  • Passing loop options

    Passing loop options

    One of the reasons that we are championing our SpaceHive campaign is because we want to show that there are multiple options for the passing loop, each with different cost and operational implications. What are …
  • New Bollards at Park Street Station

    New Bollards at Park Street Station

    To help people access the path at Park Street Station there are new bollards so cars can’t block the path.  This should mean that it is easier for people but still leaving space for cars …
  • Victory for ABFLY as Bus Rapid Transit option is defeated

    Victory for ABFLY as Bus Rapid Transit option is defeated

    Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) have finally agreed to drop the idea of converting the Abbey Line into a guided busway following strenuous campaigning by ABFLY which saw over 500 people writing to the County Council …
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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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