Welham Green railway station

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Welham Green National Rail
Welham Green
The station, viewed from the bridge
Location
Place Welham Green
Local authority Welwyn Hatfield
Grid reference TL237056
Operations
Station code WMG
Managed by Thameslink and Great Northern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.115 million
2004/05 Increase 0.126 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.120 million
2006/07 Increase 0.135 million
2007/08 Increase 0.148 million
2008/09 Increase 0.153 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.145 million
2010/11 Increase 0.161 million
2011/12 Increase 0.172 million
2012/13 Increase 0.191 million
History
Key dates Opened September 1986 (September 1986)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Welham Green from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Welham Green railway station serves the village of Welham Green in Hertfordshire, England. It is located approximately 14 miles 70 chains (23.9 km) north of London Kings Cross on the East Coast Main Line.

Welham Green is just south of the scene of the Hatfield rail crash in 2000 and was initially identified in BBC broadcasts as the location of the accident.

History[edit]

Welham Green was opened on 29 September 1986. It has two platforms.

The station was built with funding from Welwyn District Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Hatfield Parish Council and British Rail.

The booking office at Welham Green was APTIS equipped by November 1986, making it one of the very first stations with the ticketing system which was eventually found across the UK at all staffed British Rail stations by the end of the 1980s.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

A booking office, open during the morning rush hour, is located on the northbound platform and is reached, from the west, through the station car park. A self-service 'Shere' ticket machine was installed in Autumn 2008 on the road overbridge, at the entrance to the northbound platform.

There are shelters on both platforms, and a small amount of seating near them.

Services[edit]

The service from the station runs to Moorgate on weekdays until about 9:30 pm, and into London Kings Cross after 9:30 pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

The typical off-peak service is three trains per hour to Moorgate, reduced to two trains after 7 pm. However, Moorgate trains run only on weekdays up until 10 pm. Night and weekend trains run every 30 minutes to Kings Cross. There are three trains per hour to Welwyn Garden City, reduced to two trains per hour in the late evenings and at weekends.[1]

Ticket Office Opening Times & Station Staffing Hours[edit]

Below are the current opening and staffing times for Welham Green, as of 2010.[2]

Ticket Office Hours
Day Opens Closes
Monday to Friday 07:15 10:15
Saturday - -
Sunday - -
Station Staffing Hours
Day From Until
Monday to Friday 07:00 10:30
Saturday - -
Sunday - -

Route[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Great Northern

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Coordinates: 51°44′10″N 0°12′40″W / 51.736°N 0.211°W / 51.736; -0.211