How Wood railway station

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How Wood National Rail
How Wood railway station - geograph.org.uk - 594708.jpg
Location
PlaceHow Wood
Local authoritySt. Albans
Grid referenceTL144033
Operations
Station codeHWW
Managed byLondon Northwestern Railway
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 32,574
2014/15Decrease 23,888
2015/16Increase 27,804
2016/17Increase 28,994
2017/18Increase 33,592
History
Key datesOpened 22 October 1988 (22 October 1988)
Original companyBritish Rail
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at How Wood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

How Wood railway station is in the village of How Wood, Hertfordshire, England. It is the fourth station on the Abbey Line, 4 12 miles (7.2 km) from Watford Junction. Like all the other stations on the branch (except Watford Junction), it is a simple unstaffed halt. It was opened by British Rail in October 1988 to coincide with the overhead electrification of the line.

Service[edit]

There is a service every 45 minutes in either direction Monday to Saturday, with hourly service on Sundays. It takes 16 minutes to travel between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

Future[edit]

In November 2007 responsibility for the branch line, including How Wood, passed from Silverlink trains to Govia London Midland trains. 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.

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Coordinates: 51°43′03″N 0°20′41″W / 51.7175°N 0.3448°W / 51.7175; -0.3448

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bricket Wood   London Northwestern Railway
Abbey Line
  Park Street