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Welcome to our website! This is intended to be a 'one stop shop' for all things Abbey Line. Find out where the line goes and where the train stops, when it runs, how you can connect with it by bus or by train, where you can go for walks and days out, the history of our line, and a whole lot more.

There are also photos showing some of the improvements and events that have taken place on the line in recent years, thanks on many occasions to the work of the Community Rail Partnership. And, if you wish, you can also download our newsletters and see what goes on 'behind the scenes'.

Whether it is for business or pleasure, we hope you enjoy your journey on the Abbey Line!

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The Abbey Line

The Abbey Line is a 6.5-mile local railway line running from Watford Junction, on the National Rail Network, to St Albans Abbey station, in Hertfordshire.

Opened on May 5th 1858, the Abbey Line has given over 150 years of continuous service to the local community.

Since 2005, the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has brought together local government, businesses and volunteer organisations, along with the train operator and infrastructure owner, in the pursuit of a common cause - namely, to promote and improve services on the Abbey Line.

Bedfordshire RCC is proud to be the lead partner and host organisation for the Abbey Line CRP since July 2016. We have been the lead partner for the neighbouring CRP on the Marston Vale Line (Bedford – Bletchley) since 2007

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Contact us

  • Main Office.
    Abbey Line CRP
    Watford Borough Council
    Town Hall
    Hempstead Road
    WD17 3EX

    T: (01923) 278214
    M: 07534 484964
  • Email.
  • Staff.
    Edna Woname
    Partnership Development Officer
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