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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

  • 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 …
  • Comparing the Busway proposal vs the current Railway with a passing loop

    Comparing the Busway proposal vs the current Railway with a passing loop

    We have tried to provide the most objective comparison between the Busway and Railways with passing loop proposals for simplicity.  More details about each can be found in the previous two articles about the Busway …
  • Advantages of the Abbey Line remaining a train line

    Advantages of the Abbey Line remaining a train line

    The Abbey Line is a 6.5 mile electrified railway line connecting Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey station. In its current form the line permits a single train which shuttles between the two stations.  The …
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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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ABFLY Public Open Evening at The Parish Centre on 18th November 2019

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