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St Albans Abbey railway station lies just outside the centre of St Albans in Hertfordshire and serves as the terminus for trains travelling along the Abbey Line. It was opened in the mid-19th century by the then London and North Western Railway with plans to extend the line further north, but this never came to fruition. In the mid 1920s, the word ‘Abbey’ was added to the name to avoid confusion with the other station. Today, the single-platform station is managed by London Northwestern Railway and serves around 150,000 passengers annually. It’s an unstaffed station, though there are self-service machines for purchasing tickets before boarding the train. There is an irregular hourly direct service to Watford Junction in 16 minutes.

St Albans is one of the country’s most scenic towns and you’ll find plenty to do when you step off at the station. You’ll be within walking distance of several parks including the vast Verulamium Park and the pretty Tiberius Square. If you have some time, walk a little north to see the historical 15th-century clock tower and look out over the city from its 93-step-high viewing area.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

**St. Albans Abbey stationÿis accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces20
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station platform
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

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Frequently asked questions

Is St Albans Abbey train station open?

St Albans Abbey train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from St Albans Abbey train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from St Albans Abbey train station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from St Albans Abbey train station.

Are there toilets in St Albans Abbey train station?

No there are not currently toilets available to use at St Albans Abbey train station.

Are dogs allowed in St Albans Abbey train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at St Albans Abbey train station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from St Albans Abbey

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into St Albans Abbey station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains05:471On time
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains06:581On time
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains07:421Scheduled
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:251Scheduled
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains09:151Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains22:591On time
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains06:19On time
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains06:541On time
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains07:371Scheduled
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:201Scheduled
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