Park Street railway station (England)

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Park Street National Rail
Park Street Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Park Street
Local authority St Albans
Coordinates 51°43′30″N 0°20′25″W / 51.7249°N 0.3402°W / 51.7249; -0.3402Coordinates: 51°43′30″N 0°20′25″W / 51.7249°N 0.3402°W / 51.7249; -0.3402
Grid reference TL147042
Operations
Station code PKT
Managed by London Northwestern Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 35,618
2013/14 Decrease 31,734
2014/15 Decrease 20,944
2015/16 Decrease 20,646
2016/17 Decrease 20,202
History
1858 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Park Street from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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 Northwestern Railway.

History

A 1902 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Park Street & Frogmore

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.[1]

It is now a simple unstaffed halt, like all the other stations on the line.

Services

The station is served by London Northwestern Railway 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.

Future

In December 2017 responsibility for the branch line passed from London Midland to London Northwestern Railway. 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.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
How Wood   London Northwestern Railway
Abbey Line
  St Albans Abbey

References

Notes

  1. ^ Slater 1974, p. 363.

Sources

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Abbeyline.org.uk
  • 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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