Original Artwork by young people from Woodside Church of Nazarene Youth Club 18 11 2013Mosaic designed by Pupils from St Peter's School St Albans: Photo CRP

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The Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership
Pupils from Berrygrove Academy proudly showing off their artwork at the unveiling of new posters at Garston Station. July 2013. Picture CRP
Photo Peter Craig

Jan 2014
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.

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 minutes of meetings to see what goes on 'behind the scenes'. 

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

A series of 12 new posters, produced by pupils at Berrygrove Academy this summer, are now displayed at Garston station. The theme for the artwork was sustainable transport as a means of getting to the station, shown below. 

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided in good faith by the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership. We have tried very hard to ensure that the information given is correct, but visitors to the site are advised to check with the service providers if any errors would cause them inconvenience or expense. Contact numbers for the service providers are given where available. Please let us know of any errors you find by emailing the Webmaster "at" abbeyline.org.uk. Thank you.