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1505, 2019

May 2019 Timetable change

May 15th, 2019|

London Northwestern are making a number of changed to their services into Euston and from 19th May there will be a new timetable in place. Originally there would be no change on the Abbey Line timetable however because of the Abbey Line arriving at Watford Junction at 6:30 with the revised connections would have […]

505, 2019

We are in the top 10 priorities for transport improvements in Hertfordshire!!

May 5th, 2019|

Hertfordshire County Council has published their top 10 priorities in the “Local Transport Plan Delivery Programme”

Local Transport Plan Delivery Programme List of Projects which the County Council will seek to enable or promote being:

Gilston – Sustainable Transport Corridor
Watford Junction development transport infrastructure package
Principle of Sustainable Travel Town
MRN A414 Capacity Scheme (Watford to […]

105, 2019

Abbey Line Passing Loop Feasibility Study: Completed

May 1st, 2019|

We set out to investigate the options for providing an increased service on the Abbey Line.  We are now pleased that since our original request for support back in May 2017 we have now fully completed the Feasibility Study – thank you very much to our members, local councilors Asif Khan, Sandy Walkington & Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Abbey […]

112, 2018

New timetable 9 December 2018

December 1st, 2018|

The new timetable for the Abbey Line from 9 December 2018 has just been published by London Northwestern. We have looked over it and we have only spotted two change, they are:

Monday to Friday the service from Watford Junction previously at 17:21 is now at 17:24
Monday to Friday the service from St Albans […]

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 […]

607, 2018

AbFly, CRP, Rail Operator – what are the differences?

July 6th, 2018|

One question which people might want to understand more about is what is the difference between the Abbey Flyer Rail Users’ Group, the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership and the Rail Operator?

The broad aims of the Abbey Flyer Rail Users’ Group and the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership are to develop the Abbey Line but […]

2506, 2018

Abbey Line Passing Loop Feasibility Study: Construction

June 25th, 2018|

AbFly is very please to present to you the result of our crowd funded feasibility study investigating the construction options and cost estimations for the reintroduction of the passing loop at Bricket Wood. You can download the complete study or read the executive summary below.

Executive Summary
The report presents a number of options for the […]

2206, 2018

History at risk : plans to remove the Emergency Railway Control Centre at Bricket Wood

June 22nd, 2018|

In the 1950s, in response to the threat of Soviet aggression. Plans were prepared for the construction of twenty-five atom-bomb-proof control bunkers outside of expected target areas. Only five were completed and the one at Bricket Wood is situated in the trees between the station and Railway Cottages. It was built in about 1954 to […]