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Disruption to trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey until Saturday 26 June

Incident created
08/06/2021 08:46
Last updated
21/06/2021 08:58
Route affected
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Between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey

TOC(s) affected
London Northwestern Railway;

A speed restriction between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey is causing disruption to the trains that are running between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 25 minutes or replaced with road transport.

From Monday 28 June, a new timetable will be introduced on the St Albans Abbey line, to accommodate the extra time taken by trains as a result of the speed restriction. This new timetable is expected to remain in place until October, when track maintenance is expected to be completed.

Rail replacement buses are currently supplementing the train service on this route from Monday to Saturday, and buses completely replace the train service on Sundays. The timetable for these buses is not affected by this problem.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of Saturday 26 June.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey until Sunday 27 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The changes to the timetable from Monday 28 June are not yet showing in journey planners. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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