Harlow Mill railway station

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Harlow Mill National Rail
Harlow Mill
Harlow Mill railway station in 2009
Location
Place Old Harlow
Local authority Harlow
Coordinates 51°47′24″N 0°07′55″E / 51.79°N 0.132°E / 51.79; 0.132Coordinates: 51°47′24″N 0°07′55″E / 51.79°N 0.132°E / 51.79; 0.132
Grid reference TL471123
Operations
Station code HWM
Managed by Greater Anglia
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.116 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.105 million
2006/07 Increase 0.124 million
2007/08 Increase 0.147 million
2008/09 Increase 0.159 million
2009/10 Increase 0.161 million
2010/11 Increase 0.170 million
2011/12 Increase 0.188 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.187 million
History
Key dates Opened 1842 (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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Harlow Mill railway station serves the town of Harlow in Essex, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Greater Anglia.

History[edit]

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.

Incidents[edit]

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.[1]

Services[edit]

All services at the station are operated by 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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Harlow Town   Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Sawbridgeworth