Hertford East railway station
The main entrance to the station
|Local authority||District of East Hertfordshire|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Great Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|27 February 1888||Opened as Hertford|
|1 July 1923||Renamed Hertford East|
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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 1⁄4 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 platform one is only used during peak times and primarily for trains to and from Stratford.
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; in 1996 the buffer lights on Platform One were separately listed in their own right.
Services and Amenities
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 the typical off peak service are two trains per hour to Stratford via Tottenham Hale. These services are operated by British Rail Class 317 units.
There is a kiosk and a taxi service at the station.
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".
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "Hertford East Station". British Listed Buildings Online. English Heritage.
- "Buffer Lights On Platform 1 at Hertford East Station". British Listed Buildings Online. English Heritage.
- Contactless payments and Oyster extended to Hertford East
- "East West Rail Central Section - Operating Case Discussion Paper" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-12-06.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Ware||Abellio Greater Anglia
Hertford East Branch Line
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|