Hertford North railway station
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The street-level entrance to the station
|Local authority||District of East Hertfordshire|
|Managed by||Great Northern|
|Number of platforms||3|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London and North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|2 June 1924||Opened|
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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. It is 19 miles 48 chains (31.54 km) down the line from London King's Cross on 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 Great Northern. It has one terminal and two through platforms and features a lift, a small shop, two ticket booths and ticket barriers.
From Monday to Friday there are 4 southbound trains per hour terminating at London Moorgate; northbound there are two trains per hour to Watton at Stone, with one of those continuing to Stevenage.
At weekends the southbound service has 2tph, while the northbound service is hourly to Stevenage.
Late evening weekday & all weekend services formerly ran to/from London King's Cross (as the Great Northern & City branch was closed at these times), but since the December 2015 timetable change they now serve Moorgate all week (save for the first early morning departure Mon-Sat, which still serves King's Cross).
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Hertford Loop Line
Line and station open
|London and North Eastern Railway
Northern City Line (Hertford Loop Line)
Line open, station closed
Platform 1 is mainly used for trains to Moorgate, originating in Letchworth Garden City or Stevenage, but can also be used for trains to Letchworth Garden City or Stevenage. Platform 2 is mainly used for trains originating in London proceeding north to Letchworth Garden City or Stevenage, although some trains terminate there before returning to London. Platform 3 is a bay platform used only as a terminus for trains from London.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
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