The local train operating companies, First Capital Connect and London Midland, are both members of Network St Albans, and as such they are both providing guidance and support for better access and public transport links to the railway stations for their passengers. This involves working with other Network St Albans partners including Herts Highways, St Albans City and District Council and Hertfordshire County Council to enhance facilities for bus passengers and drivers, and to provide more bicycle racks, taxi spaces and car parking.
First Capital Connect
First Capital Connect operates train services between St Albans City and Hatfield Railway Stations and London, Brighton, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge, and King’s Lynn, over part of the UK’s busiest railway network.
FCC transports approximately 150,000 people every day, and is currently investing almost £6 billion to transform the Thameslink line with new and longer trains, station improvements and more services. Find out information on tickets and fares, maps, timetables and to purchase tickets.
London Midland operates train services through the heart of England from London in the South, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the North West. Fifty million passenger journeys are made on London Midland services each year and they manage 147 stations and operate over 1,300 services every day. London Midland also operates the Abbey Line from St Albans to Watford, which is a designated community rail line called the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership.
Find out more information on London Midland ticket and fares, timetables and to purchase tickets
The Abbey Line is a 6.5 mile local railway line running from Watford Junction, on the National Rail Network, to St Albans Abbey station, in Hertfordshire. Since 2005, the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) had brought together local government, businesses and volunteer organisations, along with the train operator and infrastructure owner, in the pursuit of a common cause – namely to promote and improve services on the Abbey Line.
For further information on the Abbey Line and the Abbey Line Community Rail Partnershipplease go to their website.
For the Abbey Line timetables from the St Albans Abbey Station to Watford Junction click here.