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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 Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at St Albans Abbey station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThere is no staff at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Level access to single platform from car park
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
This station is unstaffed; All of our trains have ramps on board that our conductors are trained to use. We recommend booking Assistance 24 hours in advance for this and all other Assistance requests, (you can book further in advance if you wish). Please contact London Northwestern Railway Passenger Assist team on 0800 024 8997
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Contact Centre team on: 0333 311 0006 Who are open during the following times: Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00 Bank Holidays: 08:00 - 16:00 except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. **St. Albans Abbey station is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorIndigo
Car parking spaces20
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station platform
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

St Albans Abbey station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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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.

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