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Written by Robert Keith - 25 Dec 2005
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Location notes
The station is a small station with only help and information facilities.
Railway type and traffic
It is the first station out of Watford Junction on the St Albans Abbey Branch. In a day you will see one unit working the line, all day. This has been either Class 313, 321 or 150 on occasion.
Charters are very rare due to pathing constraints and test trains have been know to visit on an annual basis.
Engineering is more likely to be carried out by road rail equipment. There is a bus service of about 1/2 hourly intervals along the line and trains tend to surprisingly get busy during the peak time.
For more information about the line and it's history go to The Abbeyline Website
Environment
It is an extremely small hidden away station with only a carpet shop nearby yet you are on Bushey Mill Lane and a few minutes walk DOWN (NOT crossing the level crossing) will bring you to the Tudor 'parade'. Where cafes and SVGs and other shops are open most of the time. A fairly city location and a very busy! Not many youths are bothered to use the line, it is mainly the station and that is really not often however after dark try to stay away, as gangs of youths mainly walk down Bushey Mill Lane. But the trains are only in a bit of a state because they are used on the North London Line and also the Watford Junction- Euston stoppers and many more Silverlink Metro lines.
Road directions
From the M1, Junction 5:
Follow the A41 into Watford. At the first roundabout take the first exit to St Albans Road and the next major left will be Bushey Road which will lead you to the station.

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Watford North Station, Abbeyline map co-ordinates
Parking
No parking is available except in side streets such as West/North/East/Southfield Avenue from which it is an about 2 minute walk.
Public transport
Take the Abbey Flyer from Watford Junction Platform 11. There is also a local bus services from bus stop outside station.

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Amenities
Tudor Parade is your best bet.
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Watford North Station, Abbeyline

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Watford North Station, Abbeyline general view map
Watford North Station, Abbeyline close up map

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Watford North Station, Abbeyline



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Photographic notes
It has street lamps for the night and you can see trains until they leave Garston station (the next on the line).


General views - All photographs © Robert Keith unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


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