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710, 2021

London North Western Railway Autumn Stakeholder Briefing 6th October

October 7th, 2021|

This virtual gathering was attended by reps from Marston Vale, Watford and Abfly rail user groups, among others. Much of the ground had been covered in LNR’s Abbey Line briefing (see my post of 31st August).

New points which may interest Abbey Line users:

LNR’s new national rail contract (superseding the Government’s financial support during the […]

2009, 2021

Public asked for views on Councils’ Transforming Travel in Watford Strategy

September 20th, 2021|

Abfly has received the following message from Watford Borough Council:
“Last year, residents and organisations in the town were asked about their key transport priorities. Issues around the environment, congestion, road safety and lack of cycling infrastructure were frequently raised.
Feedback has been used to develop the draft Transforming Travel in Watford Strategy which is outlined on […]

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.

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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. […]