HomeInfrastructureThameslink announces major revamp for St Albans station

Thameslink announces major revamp for St Albans station


St Albans station is about to have a £5 million refit that will improve facilities and ease passenger congestion.

Thameslink has announced that there will be extra toilets and extra space for shops, the second entrance on Ridgmont Road will be widened and more space for passengers will be created on the centre island platform.

In addition, the year-long project will put a two-storey extension on to the main station building for a premier-brand High Street convenience store.

The project is being funded by the Department for Transport and plans were developed in close consultation with St Albans City & District Council.

The Ridgmont Road entrance to St Albans station will be widened. (Thameslink)

Once the Thameslink improvements are completed, Network Rail plans to build a second footbridge to further relieve congestion.

Julie Boyle, Thameslink senior project manager, said: “We’ve put a lot of work into developing these plans to give our passengers the very best scheme for this significant investment.

“St Albans is our busiest Thameslink station north of London with over 7.3 million passengers every year. To help our customers, we’ve radically improved the service with brand new, longer, more frequent 12-coach trains. Now is the time to improve the station with new facilities and help passengers through the station during the rush hour.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Boost for regional transport in upcoming budget

It looks likely that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £5.7 billion investment into sustainable transport settlements for city regions in his Autumn Budget...

TSSA members vote to accept ScotRail pay offer

The TSSA has called off its dispute with ScotRail, with its members having voted to accept a new pay offer. The TSSA says the offer...

Passengers give rail a thumbs up in latest survey

Nearly ninety per cent of rail passengers said they were satisfied with their last journey, according to a new survey by watchdog Transport Focus. The...
- Advertisement -

More news

Rail museum holds consultation on major plans

The National Railway Museum will house a consultation on plans for a new Central Hall as part of its vision as the cultural heart...

TfL bodycam video results in assault conviction

Uxbridge Magistrates have sentenced a woman to a 12-month community order and 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days following a physical assault on two Transport...

Laing O’Rourke ‘well positioned’ by FY21 results

Laing O’Rourke says its latest earnings show it is continuing to “deliver certainty and technical excellence for clients and stakeholders” and that it is...