Park Street railway station
|Local authority||St Albans|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||1|
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Park Street railway station serves the village of Park Street, Hertfordshire, England. It is the penultimate station on the Abbey Line. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Midland.
The station opened as Park Street & Frogmore in 1858, when the London and North Western Railway built its branch line from Watford Junction to St Albans. It was not an immediate success, and was closed from 1859 until 1861. It had been relocated to its present position by the 1890s. The station was renamed Park Street on 6 May 1974.
It is now a simple unstaffed halt, like all the other stations on the line.
The station is served by London Midland services between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey. On Mondays to Saturdays there are trains in each direction every 45 minutes during the day, and every 60 minutes during the evening. On Sundays, there is an hourly service all day.
In November 2007 responsibility for the branch line 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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|How Wood||London Midland
|St Albans Abbey|
- Slater 1974, p. 363.
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- Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879). ISSN 0033-8923.
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