There are two train stations in St. Albans - St. Albans City and St. Albans Abbey. Trains run to London's Gatwick airport as well as Luton and Brighton. The station is on the Midland Main Line and run by First Capital Connect. With traffic in excess of 6 million commuters annually St. Albans is extremely busy. PlusBus tickets are available for a discount when purchased with rail tickets. Smart cards are not able to be used or purchased. Staff are available to help all day every day. Usual facilities such as ATM, pay phones, refreshment stands, shops, toilets and baby changing rooms are available. The internet kiosks are also open. The car park is open seven days and allows for cycle parking. Parking is free for blue badge holders. Buses and taxis are available to the east of the station. Wheelchairs are available and step free and ramp access to the trains are all available.
Occupied for thousands of years, St. Albans is loaded with historical landmarks. Queen Elizabeth I was particularly partial to the royal palace of Hatfield a wing of which can still be seen. Roman roads and other relics of the Bronze age are rife in St. Albans and some of the trees in the local parks are over 1000 years old. For the shopper, the St. Albans Street Market dates back to the 1500s and the fortnightly Farmers' Market sells local produce. George Bernard Shaw lived here until his death and his house is open for viewing, as is the Harry Potter Studio tour.