Call for upgrade to Abbey Flyer rail service | Watford Observer

Plans to improve transport around south west Hertfordshire will be ‘rubbished’ if they do not include an upgrade to the Abbey train line.

Hertfordshire County Council is currently preparing the draft of a ‘growth and transport plan’ for the south west of the county.

It sets out to provide an improved transport network, fit for future housing and employment development across the county.

But some councillors have warned this will be meaningless if it does not include plans to upgrade the Abbey line railway service – which runs between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey Station.

At a meeting of the council’s growth, infrastructure, planning and the economy cabinet panel last Thursday, Conservative councillor Sue Featherstone pointed to the need for a ‘passing place’ on the line, which would mean trains could run more often. Call for upgrade to Abbey Flyer rail service | Watford Observer

 

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