Garston (Hertfordshire) railway station
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Garston railway station serves the Garston area of Watford in Hertfordshire, England. It is the second station on the Abbey Line from Watford Junction. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Midland.
Like all the other stations on the branch, Garston is an unstaffed halt. At opening in 1966 it was a welcome addition to a branch which was otherwise being heavily rationalised.
The station was opened by the Mayor of Watford on 7 February 1966. It consisted of just a short wooden platform, and was probably the first new station (as opposed to a relocation) in Great Britain following the Beeching Report of 1963, which led to the closure of many stations.
In 2010 the station was improved with new signage, a new shelter, new lighting & artwork by local school children on the platform.
Trains operate between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey every 45 minutes in each direction Monday to Saturday, and every hour on Sundays.
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The following bus routes serve the station:
1 GarstonBus Garage to Watford Town Centre
W1 Garston Bus Garage to Maple Cross Downings Wood
319 Chipperfield Two Brewers to North Watford Asda Superstore
It is also served by various school bus routes. A short walk away is Garston Bus Garage, served by routes 320, 321, 621, 622 & Green Line 724.
Possible changes on the line include new means of buying tickets, and the restoration of a passing loop at Bricket Wood, which would facilitate a 30-minute train service. In October 2009 the Department for Transport announced plans to convert the line to light rail.
- Train times and station information for Garston (Hertfordshire) railway station from National Rail
- Garston station at abbeyline.org.uk
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