The Future of the Abbey Line

Date published:
04 January 2010
Closing date:
31 March 2010


The Department for Transport (DfT) and Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) want to increase the frequency of services on the route between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire (the ‘Abbey Line’). The proposal is to convert the Abbey Line to light rail, which means that the line will run tram vehicles rather than traditional heavy rail vehicles. This document sets out our proposals in principle and seeks views on whether they are the right thing to do and includes the draft Statutory Instrument needed to enable these plans to be delivered.

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Consultation document (465 kb)

04 January 2010

The Future of the Abbey Line (Consultation Report) (197 kb)

26 October 2010

Reply to consultation



Abbey Line Consultation
Department for Transport
4/27, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street

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