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DO YOU REMEMBER: The quiet sister station to St Albans City

 Published on: 18th June 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

This historical photo comes from 1983, and depicts St Albans Abbey railway station, the smaller, quieter sister to the much busier St Albans City station.

Opening its gates in 1858, it was the first railway station the city saw, with plans to extend northwards to Luton and Dunstable never materialising.

The ‘Abbey’ part of the name was added in 1924 to avoid confusion with the city’s bigger station.

The station has seen little change in its 150-plus years of existence, with only the opening and closure of a branch down to Hatfield in 1865 and 1968 respectively being of any other note.

Today, it runs the ‘Abbey Flyer’ service, from the station to Watford Junction. At one time, there was a canopy covering the platform and the track, but by the time of this photograph, it had been removed.

Do you have any historical railway photos of St Albans? If so, feel free to send them to us at newsdesk@mynewsmag.co.uk, and they could feature in the future.

Photo Credit: Nigel Thompson

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