New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots
. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
The station is a small station with only help and information facilities.
Railway type and traffic
It is the first station out of Watford Junction on the St Albans Abbey Branch. In a day you will see one unit working the line, all day. This has been either Class 313, 321 or 150 on occasion.
Charters are very rare due to pathing constraints and test trains have been know to visit on an annual basis.
Engineering is more likely to be carried out by road rail equipment. There is a bus service of about 1/2 hourly intervals along the line and trains tend to surprisingly get busy during the peak time.
For more information about the line and it's history go to The Abbeyline Website
It is an extremely small hidden away station with only a carpet shop nearby yet you are on Bushey Mill Lane and a few minutes walk DOWN (NOT crossing the level crossing) will bring you to the Tudor 'parade'. Where cafes and SVGs and other shops are open most of the time. A fairly city location and a very busy! Not many youths are bothered to use the line, it is mainly the station and that is really not often however after dark try to stay away, as gangs of youths mainly walk down Bushey Mill Lane. But the trains are only in a bit of a state because they are used on the North London Line and also the Watford Junction- Euston stoppers and many more Silverlink Metro lines.
From the M1, Junction 5:
Follow the A41 into Watford. At the first roundabout take the first exit to St Albans Road and the next major left will be Bushey Road which will lead you to the station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Watford North Station, Abbeyline map co-ordinates
No parking is available except in side streets such as West/North/East/Southfield Avenue from which it is an about 2 minute walk.
Take the Abbey Flyer from Watford Junction Platform 11. There is also a local bus services from bus stop outside station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Tudor Parade is your best bet.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Watford North Station, Abbeyline
Watford North Station, Abbeyline general view map
Watford North Station, Abbeyline close up map
Windows Local Live Link
- image quality may vary
Watford North Station, Abbeyline
Who likes this location on facebook
It has street lamps for the night and you can see trains until they leave Garston station (the next on the line).
General views - All photographs © Robert Keith unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
All information contained within this is site is � Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.
The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.
This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.
Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.
Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.
The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.