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St Albans South Signal Box

A Midland Railway Signal Box Preserved on it’s Original Site

St Albans South Signal Box has been declared to be a historic monument and is a listed building including the interior contents. The Preservation Trust was set up in 2002 to restore it and open it to the public.

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Attractions and Facilities

Opening

April-September: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month

October-March: 2nd Sunday of the month

Open from 2:00 to 5:00pm.

Refer to the official website (see link below) for full details.

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The map below shows the location of St Albans South Signal Box. Use the zoom and pan tools to explore the map.

Getting there

By train - St Albans South Signal Box is close to St Albans (SAC) station on the midland main line and is served by First Capital Connect trains from stations between Bedford and Brighton.

By car - The signal box is surrounded by St Albans station car park off Ridgmont Road. Follow the signs to the station or use the map and location information above.

By bus - St Albans station is served by Arriva and Uno Bus services, use the links below for times and service details.

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Postal Address:

'St Albans Signal Box Preservation Trust',
5 Ridgmont Rd.,
St Albans.
AL1 3AG

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St Albans South Signal Box at a Glance

Type: Preserved Signal Box

Gauge: Standard, 4’ 8½” (1435mm)

Built: 1892

Closed by BR: 1979

Restored: 2008

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Review

This review is from www.allaboutstalbans.com

They've done a lovely job restoring the old signal box next to St Albans City Station in the last few years, and it's well worth a visit - not just for rail enthusiasts but for the whole family.

It's not just a window into how the trains were operated in years gone by, it's also packed with large amounts of social history and memorabilia, but above all it's staffed by friendly, knowledgeable volunteers who rescued the building and turned it into a fantastic piece of local heritage. Plan ahead as it's only open about twice a month.

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Location

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Coordinates

St Albans South Signal Box

AL1 3AJ

TL155068

Lat: 51.748612N Long: 0.328302W