Hertford East railway station

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Hertford East National Rail
Hertfordeastentrance.jpg
The main entrance to the station
Location
Place Hertford
Local authority District of East Hertfordshire
Grid reference TL330129
Operations
Station code HFE
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.303 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.278 million
2006/07 Increase 0.626 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.613 million
2008/09 Increase 0.615 million
2009/10 Increase 0.657 million
2010/11 Increase 0.719 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.667 million
2012/13 Increase 0.775 million
History
Key dates Opened 1888 (1888)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hertford East from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hertford East railway station is one of two stations in Hertford in Hertfordshire, England, the other being Hertford North station. The station is 24 14 miles (39.0 km) north of London Liverpool Street and is the terminus of the Hertford East Branch of the West Anglia Main Line with train services provided by Abellio Greater Anglia. There are two platforms, although one is only used at peak times.

History[edit]

The current station, which was designed by W.N. Ashbee, was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on Monday 27 February 1888, replacing a station further to the east which dated from the opening of the branch line from Broxbourne in 1843. The station was listed in 1974 as a Grade II* listed building;[1] in 1996 the buffer lights on Platform One were separately listed in their own right.[2]

Services and Amenities[edit]

A 1902 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Hertford East (centre, shown here as G.E.)

The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to/from London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale. During peak times a few trains operate via Seven Sisters as well as additional services to/from Stratford station via Tottenham Hale and services starting/terminating short at Broxbourne. On Sundays there is an hourly service to Liverpool Street via Stratford and an hourly service to Stratford. These services are operated by British Rail Class 317 units.

The Oyster card system is being extended to Hertford East and is expected to be operational by the end of 2015.[3]

View eastwards, out from stop blocks in 1959

There is a kiosk and a taxi service at the station.

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; however a 2009 discussion paper noted that while "the new connection appears technically feasible, doubts must be cast over its public acceptability and deliverability".[4]

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External links[edit]

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Hertford East Branch Line
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Coordinates: 51°47′56″N 0°04′23″W / 51.799°N 0.073°W / 51.799; -0.073