Bricket Wood railway station
|Local authority||St Albans|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1858|
|5 May 1858||Station opened|
|1913||Installation of 2nd platform and crossing loop|
|1966||Demolition of 2nd platform and loop|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
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.
In the trees between the station and Railway Cottages is a building which used to be an Emergency Railway Control Centre built c1954 to run the railway network in the event of War.
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.
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- Train times and station information for Bricket Wood railway station from National Rail
- Bricket Wood station at abbeyline.org.uk
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