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Harpenden station first opened in 1868. It's a small, quaint building that originally had just two tracks, but since 1905 it has boasted four open-air platforms, serving southeast London, Bedfordshire and the south coast. The arrival of the rail line brought about a sudden growth of population, and the one-time farming settlement expanded rapidly - although its rural roots remain in the form of Rothamsted Research, one of the oldest agricultural research institutions in the world. Fittingly, Harpenden was made a Fairtrade town in 2008, and the monthly Farmer's Market is a splendid way to spend a Sunday. Many of the town's buildings are listed and the town centre, brimming with shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres, is classified as a conservation area. The famous comedian Eric Morecombe lived in Harpenden for several years, and the main room at Harpenden Public Halls, just around the corner from the station, is named after him.

Station details & facilities

Harpenden station is accessible on either side. At the Victoria Road entrance you'll find a ticket office and direct access to platform 4 (towards Bedford). The other entrance has ticket machines and direct access to platform 1 (towards south London and the south coast). Platforms 2 and 3 serve northbound and southbound trains respectively. All four platforms are connected by a footbridge with lifts for step-free access. Toilets are located on platform 4.

Departures and arrivals from Harpenden

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Harpenden station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BedfordThameslink11:172On time
to BedfordThameslink11:212On time
to BedfordThameslink11:241Late
to BedfordThameslink11:261On time
to BedfordThameslink11:332Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Three BridgesThameslink11:172On time
from Three BridgesThameslink11:212On time
from Three BridgesThameslink11:231Late
from Three BridgesThameslink11:261On time
from Three BridgesThameslink11:332Late
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