Welham Green railway station
The station, viewed from the bridge
|Local authority||Borough of Welwyn Hatfield|
|Managed by||Great Northern|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened September 1986|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ticket Office Opening Times & Station Staffing Hours
|Ticket Office Hours|
|Monday to Friday||07:15||10:15|
|Station Staffing Hours|
|Monday to Friday||07:00||10:30|
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
- Padgett, David (October 2016) . Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 15A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
- "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.
- "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.
- Table 24 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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