3107, 2018

South West Herts Growth & Transport Plan 2018

July 31st, 2018|

The South West Herts Growth & Transport Plan (GTP) has recently been published for consultation on the Hertfordshire County Council website.  In this post we provide an overview of the elements of the plan which pertain to the Abbey Line and some of our initial thoughts regarding this.  We would love to hear your thoughts […]

2302, 2018

St Albans local plan consultation

February 23rd, 2018|

As part of the recent St Albans planning consultation we have provided three points for them to consider (thanks to one of our members for highlighting a confusion over our initial wording which we have clarified in this second version).

The Local Plan should concentrate new housing developments in sustainable locations close to rail links […]

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 […]

1401, 2018

The results of our 2017 survey

January 14th, 2018|

The Abbey Flyers Users’ Group has completed a survey to show just how important the line is for its community. We want to thank everyone who took part in it and shared their thoughts and inspiring stories.

The Abbey Line is hugely valuable to my family as I am unable to drive and it enables us […]

2812, 2017

Abbey Flyer Users’ Group survey 2017

December 28th, 2017|

We are here to represent the views of the users of the Abbey Flyer rail line. If you are a user of the line, either regular or not, or even a potential user we want to hear from you. Please complete our survey and let us know what is important for us to […]

110, 2016

Watford Junction – opportunities for Abbey Line improvements

October 1st, 2016|

A development brief for the Watford Junction site has been issued for consultation by Watford Borough Council. This presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve things for Abbey Line passengers.

What we need to be calling for to support the future prosperity of the branch is:

For the Abbey Line platform to be brought much closer to, […]

2901, 2016

Only weeks to save the Flyer

January 29th, 2016|

…from another decade of mediocrity!
The Department for Transport (DfT) will be re-letting the contract for the West Midlands rail franchise in 2017, which includes the Abbey Line. When DfT finalise the specification in summer 2016, investment in the line will effectively be fixed for another decade.

That specification is now open for public consultation.

ABFLY will be calling […]