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Hertford North railway station

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Place  Hertford
Station code  HFN
DfT category  C2
Address  Hertford, United Kingdom
Local authority  East Hertfordshire
Grid reference  TL316128
Managed by  Great Northern
2011/12  1.293 million
Number of platforms  3
Hertford North railway station
Original company  London and North Eastern Railway
Similar  Watton‑at‑Stone railway station, Bayford railway station, Hertford East railway st, Cuffley railway station, Stevenage railway station

Diverted trains at hertford north railway station 20 09 15

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. 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.


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.

Late evening weekday & all weekend services formerly ran to/from London Kings 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 Kings Cross).

Platform Uses

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.

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.


Hertford North railway station Wikipedia

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