1903, 2018

Shuttle bus trial ends

March 19th, 2018|

The shuttle bus which started last year has now been stopped. Originally this was funded by a £129k grant from the Department for Transport but on the 2 March 2018 this grant ran out and as such the Community Rail Partnership have cancelled the service.

The trial highlighted some of the challenges between rail and […]

2801, 2018

Department for Transport : Community Rail Consultation our response

January 28th, 2018|

The Department for Transport (DfT) have recently conducted a consultation about Community Rail.  We have been in contact with the DfT to give them our thoughts on how Community Rail could be improved – the questions from the DfT and our responses we share with you in this post.

What role can community rail play in […]

1601, 2018

Hertfordshire’s Local Transport Plan (LTP4)

January 16th, 2018|

A copy of Hertfordshire’s Local Transport Plan has been published on the Hertfordshire County Council website, the consultation is open for one more week until 23rd January.  Here are our thoughts on the plan and we encourage you to complete the consultation on the councils website so that the voice of the users of the […]

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|

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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 […]