Service alteration details

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

Incident created
19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated
16/04/2021 20:57
Route affected

Across the London Northwestern Railway network.

TOC(s) affected
London Northwestern Railway;National Rail;

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable, which can be downloaded here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here

Late notice changes to the timetable:

A limited weekday train service has resumed on the Abbey Line. The following train services will run between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey from Monday to Friday:

  • Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey: 05:54, 06:38, 07:21, 08:04, 09:39, 15:46, 16:33, 17:24, 18:11, 19:39 , 20:33, 21:33
  • St Albans Abbey to Watford Junction: 06:10, 06:58, 07:42, 08:25, 10:00, 16:07, 16:54, 17:45, 18:32, 20:00, 20:54, 21:54


Buses will continue to run in place of cancelled services on this route and buses will replace all Saturday services. A limited train service, supplemented by buses, will begin running also on Saturdays from Saturday 17 April.

You may use your ticket on Arriva The Shires bus route 321 SAPPHIRE Line: Watford Junction - Watford North - Garston - Bricket Wood - How Wood (nearby) - St Albans Abbey - St Albans.

A limited train service has resumed between Bedford and Bletchley on Monday to Saturday, with buses supplementing the service between Bedford and Bletchley. Larger vehicles are being provided on this route to make sure there is room for social distancing. 


Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on London Northwestern Railway services can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The timetable for journeys from Sunday 16 May has not yet been finalised in Journey Planners. Please check closer to the time of travel.

Please note that timetables are correct only until Saturday 24 April for branch line services (Watford Junction - St Albans Abbey and Bedford - Bletchley.)

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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