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Route Guide St Albans - St Albans City Station to St Peter's Street

Station Way, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5HE

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • St Albans City Station is located on Station Way, approximately 4.6 miles from Junction 3 of the A1(M), which gives you direct links to the M25, Central London, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and the North.
  • The route from St Albans City Station to the A1(M) is via Station Way, Victoria Street, B691 Stanhope Road, Camp Road, Hill End Lane, Colney Heath Lane and the A414 North Orbital Road.
  • By Bus
  • St Albans City Station and the route itself are served by multiple bus routes connecting the station with the City Centre and surrounding areas such as Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, Borehamwood and Elstree.
  • For more information on Arriva please click here
  • By Train
  • Thameslink Railway – St Albans City Station is on the Thameslink Line between Bedford and London.
  • There are also direct services to Gatwick Airport and Brighton via Central London (St Pancras International).
  • There is step-free access to all platforms by lift.
  • Staff are available to assist with boarding via ramps.
  • For more information on Thameslink Railway please click here
  • For more information on the station please click here
  • St Albans Abbey Station is a branch line between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction.
  • There are services available to Watford Junction and some local stations in between.
  • There is step-free access, but the station is unmanned.
  • For more information on the station please click here.

Parking

  • Public Car Parks
  • St Albans City Station Multi-Storey Car Park is located on Station Way, next to the station and is operated by Saba.
  • The car park is pay and display.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Photographs 1, 2, 3 and 4 show this car park.
  • St Albans Ridgemont Road Station Car Park is off Ridgemont Road and is operated by Saba.
  • This car park is open air.
  • This car park is pay and display.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Photographs 5, 6 and 7 show this car park.
  • Iceland Car Park is off Victoria Street and is operated by Iceland Foods.
  • This car park is open air.
  • This car park is pay and display.
  • Photograph 8 shows this car park.
  • The Maltings Shopping Centre Car Park off Victoria Street is operated by Maltings Shopping Centre and is pay and display.
  • This is a multi-storey car park.
  • For more information on the shopping centre please click here
  • Photograph 9 shows the entrance and exit to this car park.
  • St Albans Bricket Road North Car Park on Bricket Road is operated by NCP and is pay and display.
  • This is a multi-storey car park.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • On Street Parking
  • On street standard parking is available on some sections of Victoria Street, between Upper Lattimore Road and Beaconsfield Road and also between Ridgemont Road and Beaconsfield Road.
  • This on street standard parking is free for 1 hour and has no return within 2 hours.
  • Additional on street standard parking is available on some side roads connecting to the route.
  • Photographs 10, 11 and 12 show examples of the on street parking available.

St Albans City Station

  • There is step-free access to the entrances and step-free access via lift to the platforms.
  • There are two entrances and exits from the station.
  • These are the ticket hall entrance next to platform 1 and leading to Station Way and the platform 4 entrance leading to Ridgemont Road next to platform 4.
  • There are four platforms at this station with services to London, Brighton, Gatwick Airport, Luton, Bedford and many more destinations.
  • Accessible and standard toilet facilities are available at this station.
  • Car parking facilities are available outside both entrances in the form of a multi-storey car park next to platform 1 and an open air pay and display car park outside platform 4.
  • There are bus stops on Station Way outside the ticket hall entrance to the station.
  • There is a taxi rank outside the ticket hall entrance.
  • For more information of the station please click here.

St Albans City Station Main Entrance to Victoria Street via Station Way

  • The distance from St Albans City Station to Victoria Street is approximately 71m.
  • As you exit the station through automatic double doors turn right passing the drop off point outside the entrance and a crossing to the bus stops opposite.
  • This crossing is a zebra crossing with dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photograph 4 shows this crossing.
  • The pathway is block paving and level.
  • Continue ahead passing through some bollards in the pathway.
  • These bollards have a width of 120cm between them.
  • Continue ahead, passing some ticket machines on the right and another crossing with dropped kerbs and tactile paving that leads to the bus stops on the left.
  • The taxi rank will now be on the right, continue to approach a crossing ahead.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photograph 9 shows this crossing.
  • Continue ahead over the crossing where the pathway becomes a steep slope uphill.
  • You will see another crossing leading to the bus stops on the left which has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photograph 13 shows this crossing.
  • The pathway is block paving and the surface of the road is tarmac.
  • Continue ahead on the pathway.
  • The pathway continues as a steep slope uphill and approaches Victoria Street.
  • As you reach Victoria Street there is a pedestrian crossing to cross Station Way on the left.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • Photographs 18, 19 and 20 show this crossing.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a slight slope leading down towards the road.

Station Way to Ridgemont Road via Victoria Street

  • The distance from Station Way to Ridgemont Road is approximately 124m.
  • As you exit Station Way turn right along the pathway which is a steep slope uphill.
  • The pavement is block paving.
  • You will see a pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Street on your left.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show this crossing.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • There is a slight slope leading down towards the road.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Victoria Street.
  • Continue ahead on the pathway.
  • The pathway becomes a steep slope downhill and you will approach the junction with Ridgemont Road on the left side of the road.
  • There is some on street standard parking available opposite Ridgemont Road and next to the right pathway.
  • This parking is free but limited to 1 hour.
  • Photographs 11 and 15 show the on street parking next to the shop opposite Ridgemont Road.

St Albans City Station Platform 4 Entrance to Victoria Street via Ridgemont Road

  • The distance from the St Albans City Station Platform 4 entrance to Victoria Street is approximately 29m.
  • You will exit the station through the ticket barriers by platform 4 and navigate an easy slope onto the pathway by the car park and turn right.
  • The pathway is mainly level with some uneven in sections.
  • As you continue ahead following the pathway you will need to navigate past some posts that narrow the pathway in sections as shown in photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • As you continue ahead you will reach the junction with Victoria Street.

Ridgemont Road to Alma Road via Victoria Street

  • The distance from Ridgemont Road to Alma Road is approximately 47m.
  • You will cross Ridgemont Road on the left pathway with the pathway on the right continuing ahead as normal.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs but no tactile paving.
  • Photograph 1, 2 and 3 show this crossing.
  • The pathway is block paving and on a steep downhill slope.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • Continue ahead as you pass a row of shops on the right pathway and a public house called The Horn on the left pathway.
  • Photograph 15 shows this public house.
  • The pathway is still a steep slope downhill and the pathway is still block paving.
  • You will now approach a crossroads where Alma Road is on the left side of the pathway, Beaconsfield Road is on the right side of the pathway and Victoria Street continuing ahead.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope downhill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Victoria Street.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Alma Road.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope downhill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Alma Road.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Beaconsfield Road.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope downhill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Beaconsfield Road.
  • Photographs 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 show these crossings.

Alma Road to Lattimore Road via Victoria Street

  • The distance from Alma Road to Lattimore Road is approximately 161m.
  • Continue ahead where you will pass some shops on both sides of the pathway.
  • The pathway has a steep slope downhill and is block paved.
  • You will cross the car park entrance for Iceland on the left pathway with New Gulsham Tandoori opposite on the right pathway.
  • There is dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides as you cross this entrance.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • Photographs 5 and 7 shows this crossing.
  • The pathway still has a steep slope downhill and the pathway is still block paving.
  • As you pass Iceland the pathway has an easy slope uphill, with the pathway still block paving.
  • On the right pathway as you pass Iceland, you will cross a side road next to Rayners Essex Accountants.
  • This side road has dropped kerbs but no tactile paving.
  • The road surface is tarmac.
  • Photograph 4 shows this crossing.
  • As you continue ahead you will pass some on street standard parking bays next to Bathstore and Stevensons on the right pathway.
  • These parking bays are free but limited to 1 hour.
  • Photographs 8 and 9 show the shops and on street parking.
  • As you continue ahead you will pass more shops on the right pathway and houses on the left pathway.
  • The pathway becomes a steep downhill slope again.
  • The pathway is still block paving.
  • Continuing ahead you will cross an entrance road to Sweet Briar Mews on the left pathway, opposite Aubry & Finn on the right pathway.
  • There is dropped kerbs but no tactile paving as you cross this entrance.
  • The road surface here is tarmac.
  • On the right pathway by Aubry & Finn and opposite Sweet Briar Mews there are some standard on street parking bays available which again are free but limited to 1 hour.
  • Photographs 13, 14 and 15 show Sweet Briar Mews, Aubry & Finn and the entranceway into Sweet Briar Mews.
  • Continuing ahead you will pass more shops on both sides of the road and a bus stop on the right pathway next to Ladbrokes and Cotswold.
  • The pathway is still block paving and the pathway still has a steep downhill slope.
  • You will now approach a crossroads with Lattimore Road on the left pathway and Upper Lattimore on the right pathway.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope downhill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Victoria Street.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Lattimore Road.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope downhill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Lattimore Road.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Upper Lattimore Road.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope downhill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Upper Lattimore Road.
  • Photographs 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 show the crossings.

Lattimore Road to Marlborough Road via Victoria Street

  • The distance from Lattimore Road to Marlborough Road is approximately 162m.
  • As you continue ahead you will see a pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show the crossing.
  • As you continue ahead and pass some shops and houses the pathway becomes a steep slope uphill again.
  • The pathway is still block paving.
  • You will now approach a road on the right pathway called Liverpool Road.
  • This road has dropped kerbs but no tactile paving.
  • Photograph 7 shows this crossing over Liverpool Road.
  • Opposite Liverpool Road on the left pathway there is a bus stop.
  • As you continue ahead you will need to cross an entrance to Burtons Biscuits on the left pathway.
  • This entrance has dropped kerbs with no tactile paving.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • Photographs 9 and 10 shows entrance crossing.
  • As you continue ahead you will need to cross further small entrances on both sides of the pathway.
  • These all have dropped kerbs with no tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pathway is still block paving and a steep slope uphill.
  • You will now approach a crossroads with pedestrian crossing as you reach Marlborough Road.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope uphill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Victoria Street.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Marlborough Road on the right pathway.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope uphill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Marlborough Road.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Marlborough Road on the left pathway.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope uphill towards Victoria Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Marlborough Road.
  • Photographs 16, 17 and 18 show these crossings.

Marlborough Road to Maltings Shopping Centre via Victoria Road

  • The distance from Marlborough Road to Maltings Shopping Centre is approximately 152m.
  • As you continue ahead you will see a pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show this crossing.
  • Continuing ahead you will pass the Crown Prosecution Service on the left pathway and an office block on the right pathway.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a steep slope uphill still.
  • As you continue ahead you will approach Bricket Road on the right pathway, opposite Trident House on the left pathway.
  • This is a busy road with dropped kerbs but no tactile paving on both sides. The road surface is tarmac.
  • The pathway still has a steep slope uphill.
  • The pathway is block paving.
  • Photograph 6 shows the crossing at Bricket Road.
  • As you continue ahead you will approach the vehicle entrance to the Maltings Shopping Centre car park on the left pathway, next to IV Lounge.
  • There are dropped kerbs with no tactile paving on both sides at this entrance. The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The pathway is still block paving with steep uphill slope.
  • Photographs 13 and 14 show the crossing by the car park entrance to the Maltings Shopping Centre.
  • As you continue you ahead you will reach the entrance to the Maltings Shopping Centre on the left pathway.
  • This entrance to the shopping centre has no doors.
  • Photographs 15 and 16 show the Maltings Shopping Centre and entrance.

Maltings Shopping Centre to St Peter's Street via Victoria Street

  • The distance from the Maltings Shopping Centre to St Peter's Street is approximately 139m.
  • As you continue ahead you will approach a pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving and still has a steep uphill slope.
  • Photographs 1, 2, 3 and 4 show the crossing.
  • As you continue ahead you will pass the Maltings Shopping Centre on the left pathway and some bars and restaurants on the right pathway including Slug & Lettuce and Miller & Carter Steakhouse.
  • The pathway is still has a steep slope uphill and the pathway is still block paving.
  • There are bus stops on both sides of the road next to Slug & Lettuce on the right pathway and the Maltings Shopping Centre on the left pathway.
  • Photographs 7, 8, 10 and 14 show where the bus stops are.
  • As you continue ahead you will pass some additional shops on both sides of the road.
  • The pathway is still block paving but with an easy uphill slope.
  • You will now approach the junction with St Peter's Street and Chequer Street.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Victoria Street.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is a easy slope uphill towards St Peter's Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Victoria Street.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Chequer Street on the left pathway and this will also lead you to the street market.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is an easy slope downhill into Chequer Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of Chequer Street.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross St Peter's Street on the left pathway.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • There is an easy slope downhill towards Victoria Street from St Peter's Street.
  • This crossing will give you access to the other side of St Peter's Street and to the street market.
  • Photographs 15, 17, 19 and 20 show the crossings.

St Peter's Street to Street Market

  • The street market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays all year round in the heart of St Albans City Centre.
  • The market is located in St Peter's Street near to where it meets Chequer Street and Victoria Street.
  • This area has a block paving surface.
  • This area is on an easy slope downhill from St Peter's Street to Victoria Street.
  • Some seating is available.
  • For more information on the market please click here.

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