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Hertfordshire's St Albans City Station Reopens

October 2, 2009 By: Jena Tesse Fox

Network Rail and First Capital Connect were joined by the Mayor for St Albans, local councillors and other stakeholders to mark the official opening of St Albans City Station following a $8 million upgrade.

St Albans is First Capital Connect’s busiest, connecting customers to London, Brighton, Bedford, Luton and Gatwick airports as well as St Pancras International. It reportedly serves more than six million passengers every year.

The station has been significantly upgraded over the past 18 months through investment by Network Rail with works including:

  * Three new passenger elevators providing access to all platforms
  * A larger station entrance and ticket office to reduce congestion
  * An 813-space multi-story parking garage, with 13 spaces for blue badge-holders
  * Additional facilities for cycles and motorbikes
  * More CCTV and lighting to increase customer safety and security
  * A new low-level ticket counter for wheelchair users
  * Additional retail units

Jim Morgan, Managing Director of First Capital Connect, said that “further investment will follow as part of the Thameslink Programme with new, longer trains arriving at extended platforms and departing and arriving more frequently to and from new destinations.”

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