Ware railway station

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Ware National Rail
Ware is located in Hertfordshire
Location of Ware in Hertfordshire
Location Ware
Local authority District of East Hertfordshire
Grid reference TL360139
Managed by Greater Anglia
Station code WAR
DfT category D
Number of platforms 1
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone B
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Increase 0.971 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 1.053 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 1.083 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 1.131 million[2]
2016–17 Increase 1.154 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company Northern and Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
31 October 1843 (1843-10-31) Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°48′29″N 0°01′44″W / 51.808°N 0.029°W / 51.808; -0.029Coordinates: 51°48′29″N 0°01′44″W / 51.808°N 0.029°W / 51.808; -0.029
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Ware railway station is on the Hertford East branch line off the West Anglia Main Line in the east of England, serving the town of Ware, Hertfordshire. It is 22 miles 16 chains (35.7 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between St Margarets and Hertford East. Its three-letter station code is WAR.

The station and all trains calling are operated by Greater Anglia.

It has a single bi-directional platform and track on what is otherwise a double-track railway. The station building dates back to the opening of the line in 1843.


The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service is two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale, and two trains per hour to Hertford East.

The typical peak service towards London is three trains per hour, two of which are for Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters and one is for Stratford via Tottenham Hale.

The typical service on a Sunday is two trains per hour to Stratford via Tottenham Hale.

Services are generally formed of Class 317 trains.

Oyster cards are accepted at the station.

A 1902 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Ware (centre)


  1. ^ "Ware (Herts) (WAR)". National Rail Enquiries. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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