OLD MAPS OF WATFORD
AREA AND BRANCH LINES
The St Albans Branch Line opened in 1858 with six trains each way Monday to Saturday and two each way on Sundays.
Regular trains across the branch line from Watford provided coal for St Albans Gas Works, but the coal trains ceased when the Gas Works closed in 1971.
The branch line from Hatfield to St Albans Abbey came into use in 1866 using the same platform as the Watford trains, but early in the 1900s the Hatfield services started using the separate bay platform.
The passenger services from Hatfield terminated in 1939, but some goods services continued until 1964.
Ordnance Survey Map 1939
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