Chairman Pip's Railway Thoughts

On the road to…Watford

Posted in Great Britain, On the road..., Other general stuff about railways by Chairman Pip on 17 August 2011

Second away game, and somewhere slightly nearer than Doncaster, and somewhat easier to get to (i.e. no additional tickets that cost a lot), Watford. Although with it being a midweek game, the journey started with me leaving work.

Date: 16 August 2011
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Capacity: 17,477
Attendance: 14,747
Away Section: Vicarage Road Stand
Score: Watford 0-4 West Ham United
Nearest station: Watford High Street
Local Rozzers: Hertfordshire Constabulary
Total Travel Cost: £6.90p (2 x Oystercard PAYG Single)

Rail journeys:
17:47 – West Brompton to Watford Junction (Southern Class 377 Electrostar)
18:41 – Watford Junction to Watford High Street (London Overground Class 378 Capitalstar)
22:00 – Watford High Street to Watford Junction (London Overground Class 378 Capitalstar)
21:59 (arr 22:04) – Watford Junction to London Euston (London Midland Class 350 Desiro)
Northern LineEuston to Charing Cross (1995 Stock)
22:52 – London Charing Cross to New Cross (Southeastern Class 465 Networker)

Station to Stadium: Vicarage Road is but a mere 7-10 minute walk from Watford High Street station. However, being an old ground and built in and among a residential area, it is not what you would call “as the crow flies”; if you don’t know the walking route, you could easily take a wrong turn somewhere (hell, even I have done that). Best advice is to follow the crowd; you’d hope the home fans know the way.

Anything else?: If you’re heading back to London, for heaven’s sake don’t take a direct train from Watford High Street – it’s 17 stops on the Watford DC Line between there and Euston. Go one stop onward to Watford Junction and catch the first train from there, as that will probably be non-stop to the terminus.

Watford High Street railway station

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  1. AEK Hammers said, on 20 August 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Up the Hammers!


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