Garston, Hertfordshire

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Garston
Garston is located in Hertfordshire
Garston
Garston
Garston shown within Hertfordshire
Population20 '417 (ONS Census 2001)
OS grid referenceTL116002
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWATFORD
Postcode districtWD25
Dialling code01923
PoliceHertfordshire
FireHertfordshire
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire
51°41′20″N 0°23′04″W / 51.6889°N 0.3845°W / 51.6889; -0.3845Coordinates: 51°41′20″N 0°23′04″W / 51.6889°N 0.3845°W / 51.6889; -0.3845

Garston is a village in Hertfordshire, England.[1][2] Garston is contiguous with Watford and now, despite retaining a local identity, is effectively a suburb. It is within the Stanborough, Woodside and Meriden wards of the borough of Watford, although a small number of its streets are in Hertsmere.

The Building Research Establishment has its headquarters within Garston.

Garston has several large secondary schools including St Michael's Catholic High School, Parmiter's School and Francis Combe Academy.

Transport[edit]

Garston railway station on the Abbey line is served by West Midlands Trains services.[3] Arriva London operate a bus garage in Garston. It is scheduled to close in 2018.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 166 Luton & Hertford (Hitchin & St Albans) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319232095.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ Garston (Hertfordshire) National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Garston bus garage to close next year, Arriva confirms Watford Observer 17 August 2017