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2711, 2020

Next webinar

November 27th, 2020|

Get all of the details on our next webinar on the event’s page here.

108, 2020

Peak Abbey Line Service Returns – From Monday 24 August

August 1st, 2020|

With increased numbers of available train crew – London Northwestern will resume service on the Abbey Line in the morning and evening peaks from Monday 24 August.  This is a positive step to restore the service, of course we want a full service and they hope to restore this later this year.

https://www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk/about-us/news-desk/london-northwestern-railway-train-services-resume-abbey-line

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1507, 2020

July 2020 Webinar

July 15th, 2020|

2406, 2020

COVID-19 rail replacement bus services

June 24th, 2020|

London Northwestern Railway have advised us that they still have around 100 members of their train crew unavailable to work due to the COVID-19 situation. This means that they have insufficient train crews available to provide a reliable train service on the Abbey Line and therefore the replacement bus service will unfortunately have to continue.

They […]

2305, 2020

Abbey Line Passing Loop to receive Government funding to further develop plans

May 23rd, 2020|

It has today been announced that that Abbey Line Passing Loop will receive funding to further develop plans.  This was part of the Government’s £500 million commitment to reopen railway lines and stations across the country that were closed during the Beeching cuts of the 1960s.
Earlier this year the Members of Parliament for Watford, Dean […]

3010, 2019

Busway update – October 2019

October 30th, 2019|

A recent report to Hertfordshire County Council’s Infrastructure Panel (GIPE) appeared to raise the possibility of a Abbey Line busway which we covered here. The officers’ report stated:
The Implementation Plan will need to include reference to the role of the Abbey Line, particularly given the interest in those keen to see the conversion to MRT. […]

2010, 2019

Comparing the Busway proposal vs the current Railway with a passing loop

October 20th, 2019|

We have tried to provide the most objective comparison between the Busway and Railways with passing loop proposals for simplicity.  More details about each can be found in the previous two articles about the Busway and the Railway.

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2010, 2019

Advantages of the Abbey Line remaining a train line

October 20th, 2019|

The Abbey Line is a 6.5 mile electrified railway line connecting Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey station. In its current form the line permits a single train which shuttles between the two stations.  The current railways line is suitable for heavy rail, the same as you would get connecting Watford or St Albans with […]