Bricket Wood railway station


Bricket Wood railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Bricket Wood
code = BWO


manager = London Midland
locale = Bricket Wood
borough = St Albans
lowusage0405 = 47,446
lowusage0506 = 49,374
lowusage0607 = 49,255
platforms = 1
start = 1858
years1 = 5 May 1858
events1 = Station opened
years2 = 1859
events2 = Station closed
years3 = 1861
events3 = Station re-opened
years4 = 1913
events4 = Installation of 2nd platform and passing loop
years5 = 1966
events5 = Demolition of 2nd platform and loop

Bricket Wood railway station serves the village of Bricket Wood in Hertfordshire, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland. It is on the St Albans Branch Line 5 km (3¼ miles) east of Watford Junction.

History

The station once boasted a passing loop and second platform that could accommodate long excursion trains. Many Edwardian families from London came to Bricket Wood to enjoy the fresh air, woodland and two large funfairs which once stood nearby.

The station building at Bricket Wood, long disused, is now the only surviving original building on the line. In November 2007 responsibility for the branch line, including Bricket Wood, passed from Silverlink trains to Govia London Midland trains.

ervices

Trains operate between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey, every 45 minutes in each direction Monday to Saturday, and every hour on Sundays.

Future

Installation of Oyster Card readers on the stations along the branch is a possibility, although there are other ticketing options too.

Restoration of the old passing loop at Bricket Wood is being considered by the local authorities and Network Rail; if implemented, this would facilitate trains running every 30 minutes, instead of the current 45-minute service.

External links

* [http://www.abbeyline.org.uk/BricketWood.htm Bricket Wood station] at abbeyline.org.uk

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