Welham Green railway station

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Welham Green National Rail
Welham Green Station.jpg
The station, viewed from the bridge
Location
Place Welham Green
Local authority Borough of Welwyn Hatfield
Grid reference TL237056
Operations
Station code WMG
Managed by Great Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.172 million
2012/13 Increase 0.191 million
2013/14 Steady 0.191 million
2014/15 Increase 0.198 million
2015/16 Increase 0.213 million
History
Key dates Opened September 1986 (September 1986)
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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 and Road 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 station was opened on 29 September 1986 on the site of the former Marshmoor Sidings.[1] It has two platforms and was opened by British Rail.

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 equipped with APTIS in December 1986, making it one of the 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.[2]

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 typical off-peak service is three trains per hour to Moorgate, reduced to two trains per hour after 7 pm. Moorgate trains formerly ran only on weekdays up until 10 pm (running to Kings Cross outside of these times), but now run there at all times (including weekends) since the December 2015 timetable change. Night and weekend trains run every 30 minutes. There are three trains per hour to Welwyn Garden City, reduced to two trains per hour in the late evenings and at weekends.[3]

Ticket Office Opening Times & Station Staffing Hours[edit]

Below are the current opening and staffing times for Welham Green, as of 2010.[4]

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 Following station
Great Northern

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Rail News: New and Re-opened Stations". Journal of the Transport Ticket Society. Luton: Transport Ticket Society (271): 294. July 1986. ISSN 0144-347X. 
  2. ^ "British Rail News: All Purpose Ticket Issuing System (APTIS)". Journal of the Transport Ticket Society. Luton: Transport Ticket Society (277): 44. January 1987. ISSN 0144-347X. 
  3. ^ Table 24 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/Main.php?sEvent=StationInfo&crs_code=WMG

External links[edit]

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