Radlett railway station

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Radlett National Rail
Radlett
Location
Place Radlett
Local authority Hertsmere
Coordinates 51°41′06″N 0°19′01″W / 51.685°N 0.317°W / 51.685; -0.317Coordinates: 51°41′06″N 0°19′01″W / 51.685°N 0.317°W / 51.685; -0.317
Grid reference TQ164998
Operations
Station code RDT
Managed by First Capital Connect
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2005/06 Increase 0.938 million
2006/07 Increase 1.011 million
2007/08 Increase 1.053 million
2008/09 Decrease 1.040 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.988 million
2010/11 Increase 1.033 million
2011/12 Increase 1.086 million
2012/13 Increase 1.110 million
History
Key dates Opened 1868 (1868)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Radlett from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Radlett railway station is in the Hertsmere district of Hertfordshire, England and lies on the Midland Main Line and is served by First Capital Connect trains as part of the Thameslink Line service.

East Midlands Trains InterCity services from Leeds, Sheffield and Leicester run through at high speed, but do not stop. Interchange with InterCity services can be made at Luton and St Pancras International.

It was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. The original intention had been to call it Aldenham. In the early twentieth century, Walter Phillimore, who owned Radlett, built a large number of houses, one of the first 'commuter villages'.[1]

The station has a PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together for a cheaper price.

Future[edit]

From March 2009, Southeastern and First Capital Connect began running some peak hour trains from Kent to Luton and Bedford,[2] though in the off-peak these services only go as far north as Kentish Town. Additional trains from destinations across the larger Thameslink network may call at the station from 2015, when it is likely that the existing Sutton Loop trains will be withdrawn.[3]

Service patterns[edit]

Mondays to Fridays there are 4tph at off-peak times, more at peak times. At weekends, there are 2tph to Kentish Town, with evening services running into St Pancras Domestic. From March 2009 FCC started running a peak service to Sevenoaks, however during the day they terminate at Kentish Town.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
St Albans City   First Capital Connect
Thameslink
  Elstree &
Borehamwood
St Albans City   First Capital Connect
Bedford-Sevenoaks
  Elstree &
Borehamwood

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. ^ Train Times - Thameslink Route. First Capital Connect. March–May 2009. p. 52. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Thameslink Programme - FAQ". Retrieved 21 November 2008. 

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