Hertford North railway station

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Hertford North National Rail
Hertfordnorthentrance.jpg
The street-level entrance to the station
Location
Place Hertford
Local authority District of East Hertfordshire
Grid reference TL316128
Operations
Station code HFN
Managed by Great Northern
Number of platforms 3
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   1.287 million
2005/06 Increase 1.343 million
2006/07 Decrease 1.074 million
2007/08 Increase 1.202 million
2008/09 Increase 1.246 million
2009/10 Increase 1.284 million
2010/11 Decrease 1.261 million
2011/12 Increase 1.293 million
2012/13 Increase 1.338 million
2013/14 Increase 1.373 million
2014/15 Increase 1.429 million
History
Key dates Opened 2 June 1924 (2 June 1924)
Original company London and North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
2 June 1924 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hertford North from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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View southwards from the Down platform in 1959

Hertford North railway station is one of two stations serving the town of Hertford in Hertfordshire, England with the other being Hertford East railway station.

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.[1] It is 19 miles 48 chains (31.5 km) north of London Kings Cross. The station forms part of 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.

Services

From Monday to Friday there is a southbound train every 20 minutes to London terminating at Moorgate; northbound there is one train per hour to Letchworth Garden City.

At weekends the southbound service has 2tph, while the northbound service is hourly to Stevenage.

The services to London are operated by British Rail Class 313s and diverted trains when there are engineering works on the East Coast Main Line also run along this line.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bayford   Great Northern
Hertford Loop Line
  Watton-at-Stone
    Terminus
Historical railways
Bayford
Line and station open
  London and North Eastern Railway
Hertford Loop Line
  Stapleford
Line open, station closed

Platform Uses

Platform 1 is mainly used for trains to London 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.

Proposed developments

Some options of the proposed East West Rail Link involve reopening a route between Hertford East railway station and Hertford North railway station.[2]

References

  1. Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 119. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "East West Rail Central Section - Operating Case Discussion Paper" (PDF). 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-05-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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