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Harlow Town station opened in 1842 as Burnt Mill, serving the small village of the same name. However, in 1960 the station was rebuilt and positioned to serve the recently constructed new town of Harlow. At the time it was British Rail's flagship building, with its new design described as 'crisp and entirely ungimmicky' - it has since been awarded with Grade II listed status. Trains from Harlow Town serve London Liverpool Street, Stratford, Stansted Airport and Cambridge. Built to help the housing effort after WW2, Harlow was - and still is - a well-planned new town with plenty of character. The town boasts one of the UK's most extensive cycle track networks, and also lays claim to having the first pedestrian precinct and residential tower block ever built in Britain. Today, Harlow is an arts and culture hotspot, with the Playhouse Theatre, the Museum of Harlow and the collection of public sculptures in Gibberd Garden all well worth a visit.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 06:00 - 21:00
Sunday 08:05 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteKiosk News agent Passport Photo Booth
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces701
Carpark charges
Annual£1235.80
Daily£7.20
Monthly£124.28
Off-peak£3.60
Weekly£32.50
Annual£1508.40
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces52
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes

Within building and forecourt

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free station, with lifts available to platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Harlow Town station has one entrance, leading into a large concourse with ticket barriers in operation. The three-window ticket counter is on the right as you enter. A newsagent and accessible toilets are located on your left. Platforms are on the level above, and reached via steps and lifts. Platforms 1 and 2 are for southbound trains (London Liverpool Street and Stratford), and platforms 3 and 4 for northbound (Bishops Stortford, Stansted Airport and Cambridge).

Departures and arrivals from Harlow Town

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Harlow Town station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia19:343Late
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia19:342On time
to Stansted AirportGreater Anglia19:383On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia19:402On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia20:022On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia19:343Late
from Stansted AirportGreater Anglia19:342On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia19:383On time
from Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia19:402On time
from Stansted AirportGreater Anglia20:022On time
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