A rail company has announced when it will begun running services on a line again.

The Abbey Line, which runs between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey, has been out of action since the end of March.

Operator London Northwestern (LNR) says the "difficult decision" to suspend the line was due to the impact of coronavirus on train crew availability and low passenger numbers.

Over the pandemic, rail replacement buses have been running.

Earlier this month, LNR gave an update to its commuters stating it did not have a date in mind when the trains would start running again but said restarting the line back up again was a "key priority".

Now, a date has been set but there will not be a full timetable in place.

Services will resume in the morning and evening peaks only from Monday August 24.

Lawrence Bowman, customer experience director for LNR, said: "I would like to thank our customers on the Abbey Line for their patience and understanding while we have been working hard to bring back their train service.

"The coronavirus had an unprecedented impact on our traincrew and we had to make hard decisions on how to use our available resources to move the maximum number of passengers.

"I am pleased we will once again see passenger trains on the Abbey Line in August and barring any unforeseen events we hope to run an even fuller service later this year."

The new timetables for the Abbey Line, which runs via Watford, Garston, Bricket Wood, How Wood, Park Street, and St Albans, will be published in the coming weeks.