Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Watford North Railway Station

Watford North is a railway station serving the Hertfordshire suburb of North Watford. It is the first stop on the Abbey Line, a branch line that runs from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey. The station is adjacent to the Bushey Mill Lane Level crossing.

Watford North Railway Station

The line from Watford Junction to St Albans opened in 1858, with the station at Watford North not following until October 1910. Upon opening the station was called Callowland, which then was a developing residential and industrial area north of Watford, which in 1927 led to the station being renamed North Watford which is the name it has retained since. The station has been unmanned since the infamous Beeching cuts of the early 1960's and has fought off closure threats a number of times.

There have been plans to improve services along the line and at the station in recent years but to date non have come to pass, these include a passing loop nearby to increase services from the current 45min mins each way to less than 30. There was also a plan to run trams along the route in recent years as well as extending the branch line to terminate at St Albans City Railway Station.

These pictures were taken with my Sony phone on the 9th July 2018. The following are taken from the album of 5 shown above.

Train Leaving Watford North

Watford North Station

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