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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 […]

2405, 2018

Details about our next Open Meeting on Tuesday 29th May at 7.30 pm

May 24th, 2018|

We are pleased to announce our agenda for our open meeting on 7.30 pm Tuesday 29th May in the Tennyson Room, St Stephens Parish Centre (this is the larger downstairs hall).

We are very pleased to have some good and important people lined up to speak at this event:

Improving the Abbey Line – the Abfly […]

1205, 2018

New timetable 20 May to 8 December 2018

May 12th, 2018|

The new timetable for the Abbey Line for 20 May to 8 December 2018 has just been published by London Northwestern. We have looked over it and we have only spotted two change, they are:

Saturdays 19:01 Watford to St Albans service will now start at 18:59
Saturdays 19:22 St Albans to Watford service will […]

1903, 2018

Shuttle bus trial ends

March 19th, 2018|

The shuttle bus which started last year has now been stopped. Originally this was funded by a £129k grant from the Department for Transport but on the 2 March 2018 this grant ran out and as such the Hertfordshire County Council have cancelled the service.

The trial highlighted some of the challenges between rail and […]

603, 2018

Watfords Mayoral candidates views on public transport

March 6th, 2018|

We spoke to each of the three Watford Mayoral candidates about their views on the Abbey Line and public transport.  AbFly is a none-partisan group and we do not endorse any of the candidates, they are presented here in the order in which they responded to us with words which they have approved.

George Jabbour, Conservative
Transport […]

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 […]

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 […]