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Originally, Apsley station was opened in 1938 to serve the paper-making village on the banks of the Gade and Bulbourne rivers, but the rapid development of the surrounding area following WW2 soon saw Apsley swallowed by the New Town of Hemel Hempstead. Now it is one of two stations in the town, with regular services to London Euston and Tring, and additional services north to Birmingham New Street, Coventry and Crewe. Near Marlowes shopping precinct and the Riverside shopping centre, Apsley station is to the south of Hemel Hempstead's town centre, but it's a pleasant a thirty-minute walk or a fifteen-minute bus ride to get there. Some traces of Apsley's history, including the Paper Trail at Frogmore Paper Mill, can be found close to the railway. This is the only 19th-century paper mill still standing in the town and is home to an exhibition about paper during the Industrial Revolution.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
  • 06:00 - 14:00
  • 16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday Wednesday Friday 06:00 - 19:40
Saturday 08:00 - 14:45
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met. We operate some stations that are either unstaffed or only staffed at certain times. If we are given prior notification, it will allow us to put in place the necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to make the journey you want.
Customer Service notes

We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

**Apsley station is accredited under the secure station scheme**


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station forecourt
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Ticket Office and Platform 4 (to London) only.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Apsley station has four platforms, but the majority of services use platform 3 (Tring) or platform 4 (London Euston). The station buildings, with ticket office, waiting room and toilets, stands alongside platform 4, and this is the only platform with step-free access. The others are reached via a footbridge. The railway station bus stop is a short walk beyond the car park to London Road, and buses for Hemel Hempstead town centre leave every twenty minutes during the day.

Departures and arrivals from Apsley

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Apsley station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains22:13Late
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains22:34Late
to NorthamptonWest Midlands Trains22:48On time
to Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains23:14On time
to NorthamptonWest Midlands Trains23:36On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains22:13Late
from Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains22:33Late
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains22:47On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains23:14On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains23:36On time
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