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3110, 2015

319 meltdown – an apology

October 31st, 2015|

A note from London Midland concerning the recent poor performance of the Class 319s…..
Friday 30th October 2015

Dear customer

I would like to apologise for the poor level of service you have received from London Midland over the last few weeks and in particular, today.

We introduced four Class 319 trains to our fleet at the end of […]

610, 2015

New Trains! Well sort of….

October 6th, 2015|

The line’s venerable class 321s have headed off to pastures new (Scotrail). In late September the last of them departed, and their replacement in the form of ex-GTR (Govia Thameslink Rail) class 319s have started work, though not without teething troubles.

LM has taken four 319s into its fleet to cover for the loss of seven class […]

909, 2015

Cottonmill Crossing reopens after Network Rail dispute

September 9th, 2015|

The level crossing just outside St Albans Abbey station, where the footpath from Cotton Mill Lane crosses over, was monitored by Network Rail’s level crossing team for nine days in August, during which nearly 250 incidents of misuse were recorded. Among the 248 incidents recorded were crossing users wearing headphones or using mobile phones, which […]

2407, 2015

Is the current service on the Abbey Line really “sufficient to meet future demand”?

July 24th, 2015|

A recent letter received by Anne Main, MP for St Albans, reveals a lot about the government’s attitude towards rail investment.

In response to questions concerning the Abbey Line, Under-Secretary of State for Rail, Claire Perry MP, states that on the Abbey Line, “….demand forecasts indicate the current level of train service is sufficient to meet […]

1707, 2015

Resounding support for Abbey rail link at packed public meeting

July 17th, 2015|

To a full house of over 65 people at the Bricket Wood Social Club, ABFLY played host to a Public Meeting on 6th July, at which overwhelming and at times vociferous support for the rail link was expressed.

Commencing with an update from train operator London Midland, Terry Oliver – Head of West Coast Services, explained […]

2406, 2015

Guided Bus proposals threaten rail link

June 24th, 2015|

The Abbey Line is once again facing a threat to its existence as a railway line.

In June, Herts County Council (HCC) updated their Rail Strategy and this was released for public consultation, starting on 10th June and due to close at midnight on 4th August.

Full details can be viewed at: www.hertsdirect.org/services/transtreets/railconsultation/

The updated Strategy, in its […]

2105, 2015

ABFLY launches brand new website

May 21st, 2015|

Welcome to the new website of the Abbey Flyer Users’ Group – brought to you by Primary Image and Peter Alvey photography, the leading specialists in professional web design and photography for the UK Rail Industry.

Please take a moment to explore our site. You may be looking for information about using the line, in which case […]