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 provide a reliable train service on the Abbey Line and therefore the replacement bus service will unfortunately have to continue.

They will however review the situation after the next uplift of services into London Euston from 6th July, and may be able to provide a limited morning and evening peak train service on the Abbey line at a later date.

ABFLY have made suggestions to improve the replacement bus service and will continue to press for the full train service to be reinstated as soon as possible.  We have also written to the MPs for Watford and St Albans to make them aware of the situation.