How Wood (Hertfordshire) railway station

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How Wood National Rail
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Location
Place How Wood
Local authority St. Albans
Grid reference TL144033
Operations
Station code HWW
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 37,854
2012/13 Increase 38,078
2013/14 Decrease 32,574
2014/15 Decrease 23,888
2015/16 Increase 27,804
History
Key dates Opened 22 October 1988 (22 October 1988)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at How Wood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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How Wood railway station is in the village of How Wood, Hertfordshire, England. It is the fourth station on the Abbey Line, 4 12 miles (7.2 km) from Watford Junction. Like all the other stations on the branch (except Watford Junction), it is a simple unstaffed halt. It was opened by British Rail in October 1988 to coincide with the overhead electrification of the line.

Service[edit]

There is a service every 45 minutes in either direction Monday to Saturday, with hourly service on Sundays. It takes 16 minutes to travel between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

Future[edit]

In November 2007 responsibility for the branch line, including How Wood, passed from Silverlink trains to Govia London Midland trains. 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 at Bricket Wood is being considered by the local authorities and Network Rail, which would facilitate trains running every 30 minutes.

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Coordinates: 51°43′03″N 0°20′41″W / 51.7175°N 0.3448°W / 51.7175; -0.3448

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Bricket Wood   London Midland
Abbey Line
  Park Street