Bricket Wood railway station

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Bricket Wood National Rail
Bricket Wood
Location
Place Bricket Wood
Local authority St Albans
Grid reference TL134020
Operations
Station code BWO
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  47,446
2005/06 Increase 49,374
2006/07 Decrease 49,255
2007/08 Increase 56,540
2008/09 Decrease 47,492
2009/10 Decrease 42,476
2010/11 Increase 44,906
2011/12 Increase 48,136
2012/13 Decrease 46,298
History
Key dates Opened 1858 (1858)
5 May 1858 Station opened
1859 Station closed
1861 Station re-opened
1913 Installation of 2nd platform and crossing loop
1966 Demolition of 2nd platform and loop
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bricket Wood from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The Old Passing Loop at Bricket Wood Railway Station in the 1960s
View SW, towards Watford Junction in 1961
View NE, towards St Albans same year

Bricket Wood railway station is in the village of Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, England, on the Abbey Line 3¼ miles (5 km) east of Watford Junction. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Midland.

History[edit]

The station once had a crossing loop and a second platform that could accommodate long excursion trains. Many Edwardian families from London came here to enjoy the fresh air, woodland and two large funfairs that once stood nearby.

The station building, long disused, is the only surviving original building on the line. In November 2007 responsibility for the line, including Bricket Wood, passed from Silverlink trains to Govia London Midland trains.

The station was used in the films Night of the Demon[1] and She'll Have to Go.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

Trains operate between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey every 45 minutes in each direction Monday to Saturday, and every hour on Sundays.

Future[edit]

Installation of Oyster Card readers on the stations along the branch is a possibility, although there are other ticketing options too.

Restoration of the crossing loop is being considered by the local authorities and Network Rail, which would facilitate trains running every 30 minutes.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Garston   London Midland
Abbey Line
  How Wood

Coordinates: 51°42′21″N 0°21′32″W / 51.7058°N 0.359°W / 51.7058; -0.359