User Group News

2502, 2018

Newsletter changes

February 25th, 2018|

In our latest paper newsletter we announced that it would likely be the last printed edition. This does not mean that we don’t have lots of news that we want to keep you up to date on, things are changing faster than ever. Instead of the paper newsletter we will start to send you more […]

1904, 2016

Can you help DfT in building new Service Quality Regime?

April 19th, 2016|

As part of the re-franchising process, the Department for Transport (DfT) is looking at the feasibility of implementing a new Service Quality Regime (SQR) in the West Midlands area and in particular on the two branches including the Abbey Line. This would require audits to be undertaken by the new operator every railway ‘control period’ […]

2001, 2016

John Webster

January 20th, 2016|

It is with great sadness that we have to report that John Webster, our Chairman since 2003, passed away on Saturday 16th January after a short illness over Christmas.

Those that knew him will remember John as a true diplomat and a charmer, full of wit and a total enthusiast for the Abbey Line. We all came […]

711, 2015

Gold Award for website

November 7th, 2015|

The Abbey Flyer Users’ Group (ABFLY) was delighted to receive First Prize ‘Gold’ for Best Website at the annual Rail User Group Awards on Saturday 7th November in Bristol.

Organised by the umbrella campaign group ‘Railfuture’, the award was presented by Christian Wolmar, esteemed transport journalist and former London Mayoral candidate, to Dave Horton, General Secretary 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]