Campaigns

312, 2017

Passing loop study fully funded!!

December 3rd, 2017|

It has been a very busy few weeks while we have been working hard to get people to pledge to our Crowd Funding but we have succeeded in reaching the goal.  Thank you to everyone who pledged, we really could not have done it without you!!

We will get the funds in the new year and […]

1511, 2017

Passing loop options

November 15th, 2017|

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 the options we are talking about?
Platform on the loop

The main advantage of the platform on the loop is that both trains would […]

2810, 2017

Victory for ABFLY as Bus Rapid Transit option is defeated

October 28th, 2017|

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 in protest against the idea.

The County’s latest Local Transport Plan, upon which consultation starts in November, will include the following […]

710, 2017

Update on our passing loop feasibility study campaign

October 7th, 2017|

Following the launch of our campaign to raise £10k for the passing loop feasibility study (see the post here) we have spent some time restructuring the costs and we have just launched a formal crowd funding campaign on SpaceHive.  On the SpaceHive page you can see more details about what we are looking to do and see the progress we […]

1005, 2017

Help us raise £10k for passing loop feasibility study

May 10th, 2017|

HELP US RAISE £10,000 FOR A PASSING LOOP FEASIBILITY STUDY – ON OUR OWN TERMS!
Visit http://www.abfly.org.uk/donate/ to make an instant donation
or read on below….
Despite material successes in our long-running campaign over the last 2 years – one extra late evening train, ticket machines installed at all stations (albeit some of them subject to almost constant vandalism […]

3101, 2017

New shuttle bus service begins

January 31st, 2017|

Thanks again to persistent ABFLY lobbying, a new bus service linking St Albans’ railway stations and the city centre has launched this week (Monday 30 January).

The Abbey Shuttle will travel between St Albans Abbey Station and St Albans City Station via St Peter’s Street with the timetable scheduled to coincide with the Abbey Line train […]

1801, 2017

The scandal of ticketless travel

January 18th, 2017|

The Department for Transport (DfT) will be re-letting the contract for the West Midlands rail franchise this year, which includes the Abbey Line.

As part of the franchise specification, a seemingly innocuous report was released under the radar entitled, “West Midlands Ticketless Travel Report”. Click on the link to download a copy:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/548031/wmf-ticketless-travel-survey-final-report.pdf

The report contains the findings of […]

101, 2017

Later evening services begin

January 1st, 2017|

A positive story to start the New Year!

After 20 years of campaigning, progress has been made towards one of ABFLY’s long held ambitions, which is to extend the running hours of the Abbey Line later into the evening.

Since 11th December, London Midland have been running one additional return trip every night of the week.

The last departure […]