Hertford North railway station

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Hertford North National Rail
Hertford North
The street-level entrance to the station
Location
Place Hertford
Local authority East Hertfordshire
Grid reference TL316128
Operations
Station code HFN
Managed by First Capital Connect
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   1.287 million
2005/06 Increase 1.343 million
2006/07 Decrease 1.074 million
2007/08 Increase 1.202 million
2008/09 Increase 1.246 million
2009/10 Increase 1.284 million
2010/11 Decrease 1.261 million
2011/12 Increase 1.293 million
2012/13 Increase 1.338 million
History
Key dates Opened 2 June 1924 (2 June 1924)
Original company London and North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
2 June 1924 Station opened
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* 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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View southwards from the Down platform in 1959

Hertford North railway station is one of two stations serving the town of Hertford in Hertfordshire, England with the other being Hertford East railway station.

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.[1] 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 First Capital Connect. 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.

Services[edit]

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 National Rail Following station
Bayford   First Capital Connect
Hertford Loop Line
  Watton-at-Stone
Terminus
Historical railways
Bayford
Line and station open
  London and North Eastern Railway
Hertford Loop Line
  Stapleford
Line open, station closed

Platform Uses[edit]

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).

Proposed developments[edit]

Some options of the proposed East West Rail Link involve reopening a route between Hertford East railway station and Hertford North railway station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 119. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ "East West Rail Central Section - Operating Case Discussion Paper". 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°47′56″N 0°05′31″W / 51.799°N 0.092°W / 51.799; -0.092