Garston railway station (Hertfordshire)
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|Managed by||London Northwestern Railway|
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|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|7 February 1966||Opened|
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Garston railway station serves the Garston area of Watford in Hertfordshire, England. It is the third station on the Abbey Line after Watford Junction and Watford North. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Northwestern Railway.
Like all the other stations on the branch, Garston is an unstaffed railway halt. At opening by British Rail 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 children from Berry Grove Primary School (now The Grove Academy) - a local school located at the end of Fourth Avenue.
Trains operate between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey every 40 – 45 minutes in each direction Monday to Saturday, and every hour on Sundays.
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|Watford North||London Northwestern Railway
Bus routes 319, 324 and W1 serve the station.
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.
- "Paintings transform train station". Watford Observer. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
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- Garston station at abbeyline.org.uk
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