St Albans City Railway Station

Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, Hertfordshire

St Albans City railway station, also shortened to St Albans, is one of five railway stations in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, the others being St Albans Abbey, Park Street, How Wood and Bricket Wood. City station is the largest and most used of the stations. It is located 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east of the city centre, on the Midland Main Line and served by First Capital Connect on the Thameslink service. The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St Pancras. Formerly, St Albans was famous for producing watercress which was sent in 56-pound (25 kg) lots to London and Manchester. The other station, St Albans Abbey, was built by the London and North Western Railway in 1858. There was originally a further station called London Road, built by the Hatfield and St Albans Railway in 1863 to connect with the Great Northern Railway.