Hertford North railway station
|The street-level entrance to the station|
|Local authority||East Hertfordshire|
|Managed by||Great Northern|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 2 June 1924|
|Original company||London and North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|2 June 1924||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hertford North from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Hertford North is about ten minutes walk from the town centre in North Road and opened on 2 June 1924, replacing the similarly named station (known until 1923 as Hertford Cowbridge) on the branch from Hatfield. It is 19 miles 48 chains (31.5 km) north of London Kings Cross. The station forms part of the Hertford Loop Line which provides a diversion from the East Coast Main Line from Alexandra Palace to Langley Junction just south of Stevenage. Stations on the line include Stevenage, Watton-at-Stone, Bayford and Cuffley. Trains on this line are run by Great Northern. It has one terminal and two through platforms and features a lift, a small shop, two ticket booths and ticket barriers. There is a licensed minicab office next to the station.
Monday to Fridays there is a train every 20 minutes to Moorgate in London southbound, this is diverted to Kings Cross early mornings and late evenings, and northbound one train per hour to Letchworth Garden City.
Evenings and weekends, the southbound service terminates at London Kings Cross and is half-hourly. The northbound service is hourly to Stevenage.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Hertford Loop Line
Line and station open
|London and North Eastern Railway
Hertford Loop Line
Line open, station closed
Platform 1 is used for trains to London but from Letchworth Garden City or Stevenage. Platform 2 is used for trains to Letchworth Garden City or Stevenage. Platform 3 is used as a terminus for train from London Kings Cross (Weekends) and London Moorgate (Weekdays). On arrival the train is often the next train to depart to London Kings Cross (Weekends) or London Morgate (Weekdays).
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 119. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- "East West Rail Central Section - Operating Case Discussion Paper". 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-05-10.