Watford High Street railway station


Watford High Street railway station

Infobox London station
name = Watford High Street
code = WFH


manager = London Overground
zone = 8
locale = Watford
borough = Watford
platforms = 2
railexits0405=0.490
railexits0506=0.458
railexits0607=0.496
years = 1862
1917
1982
events = Opened (W&RR)
Started (Bakerloo Line)
Ended (Bakerloo Line)
latitude = 51.652597
longitude = -0.391812

Watford High Street railway station is a railway station in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. It is served by the Watford Junction to London Euston line of the London Overground network. The station is located in the Lower High Street in Watford Town Centre, very close to the Harlequin Shopping Centre.

History

The station was opened by the Watford and Rickmansworth Railway (W&RR) on 1 October 1862.

The Bakerloo Line was extended through this station to Watford Junction in 1917, but in 1982 it was cut back to Harrow & Wealdstone leaving the section north of there served only by British Rail's Watford DC Line (from London Euston to Watford Junction) which is now part of the London Overground network; this service uses the 750 V DC lines for its "all stations" local service with the 4th (600 Volts DC) rail now redundant.

ervices

All services to this station are operated by London Overground. It is on the Watford DC Line of the network and receives trains every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes; northbound and southbound. In evenings and on Sundays there is a half-hourly service in each direction.

Future

The Croxley Rail Link to divert the Metropolitan Line's Watford branch to Watford Junction via the disused Croxley Green branch has been heavily supported and would see the return of London Underground trains, albeit formed of the Metropolitan Line's surface stock rather than the deep level stock of the Bakerloo Line.cite web
url=http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/networkandservices/2053.aspx
title=Croxley Rail Link
publisher=Transport for London
accessdate=2008-07-24
]

There has also been plans, however, to re-extend the Bakerloo Line back to Watford Junction. This would result in another London Underground line servicing the station. If this was to happen it has been stated that London Overground services will be withdrawn from the Watford DC Line completely.

References

External links

[http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/overground-timetable-watfordjunction-to-euston.pdf Train times] for Watford High Street station from Transport for London

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