Harlow Mill railway station
|Harlow Mill railway station in 2009|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1842|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Harlow Mill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station was opened in 1842 as Harlow railway station on the Northern and Eastern Railway's line between London and Bishop's Stortford. It served the village of the same name, located on the London to Cambridge toll road. In the late 1940s, as the new town of Harlow was being built, the original village of Harlow was named Old Harlow and incorporated as a district in the new town. The station was renamed Harlow Mill on 13 July 1960 after the mill on the River Stort, just north of the station.
The station was the scene of an accident which caused the deaths of two people on 15 April 2008. The driver of an approaching train spotted a man and a woman on the tracks at the station, sounded his horn and applied the emergency brake but was unable to avoid striking the pair. Police confirmed that they died at the scene. The train was not due to stop at the station and was travelling at 80 mph.
All services at the station are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. Though train services stopping here are not as frequent as Harlow Town, there are direct trains most of the day to London Liverpool Street and Bishops Stortford, as well as weekday services to Stansted Airport and Stratford.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Harlow Town||Abellio Greater Anglia
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