Harlington railway station

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Not to be confused with Hayes and Harlington railway station.
Harlington National Rail
Harlington
The front of the main station building
Location
Place Harlington
Local authority Central Bedfordshire
Grid reference TL034303
Operations
Station code HLN
Managed by Thameslink
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2008/09 Decrease 0.325 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.290 million
2010/11 Increase 0.291 million
2011/12 Increase 0.308 million
2012/13 Increase 0.320 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.314 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Harlington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Harlington railway station is located in Bedfordshire, at the west of Harlington village.

It was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. The original intention had been to call it "Harlington for Toddington". The station buildings still exist and were carefully restored in the early 1980s.[1] The station is situated on the Midland Main Line and managed by Thameslink.

Services[edit]

From here trains go north to Bedford and south to London, Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

The typical off-peak service from this station is:

Harlington station has the following facilities:

  • 1 waiting room
  • 1 telephone
  • 1 toilet
  • Car park with 120 spaces

The station has a PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together for a cheaper price. It is in the same area as Flitwick station.

As well as Harlington village itself, the station also serves the villages of Barton-le-Clay, Toddington and Westoning.

Ticket Office opening hours[edit]

In January 2009, First Capital Connect announced a proposal to change the ticket office at Harlington railway station to just 4 hours per day.[2][3] The proposals are for the ticket office to open at 0645 (currently 0600) and close at 1030 (currently 1850) on weekdays. There will be no weekend opening under the new proposals. The single automated ticket machine, which was stolen in summer 2008,[4] was replaced the same week that the proposals were announced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books
  2. ^ Bedfordshire On Sunday article, published 10 January 2009
  3. ^ LutonToday.co.uk article article, published 12 January 2009
  4. ^ Harlington ticket machine stolen

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External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 51°57′43″N 0°29′46″W / 51.962°N 0.496°W / 51.962; -0.496