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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

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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 Trains08:081On time
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains09:081On time
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains10:081On time
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains11:081On time
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains12:081On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:021On time
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains09:021On time
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains10:021On time
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains11:021On time
from Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains12:021On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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