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Trains to Harpenden

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:45 - 20:15
    Saturday 06:15 - 19:15
    Sunday 07:15 - 20:15
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

Facilities

  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844.
  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False

WiFi

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 209
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£1,085.00
    Daily£7.20
    Monthly£124.00
    Three Monthly£330.00
    Weekly£32.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 304
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Platform 1, and station car park
  • Cycle storage notes : Cycle storage on both sides of the station

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes : Step free access to all platforms via lifts
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are available

Trains to Harpenden

Address

Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4ST
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:15
Saturday 06:15 - 19:15
Sunday 07:15 - 20:15
17:56

Harpenden

Thameslink

Cancelled

18:02

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time

18:06

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time

18:12

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time

18:14

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time

18:21

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 2

Station Due 18:23

18:25

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time

18:26

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 4

On time

18:27

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 3

On time

18:28

Harpenden

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time

17:56

Bedford

Thameslink

Cancelled

18:02

Bedford

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time

18:06

Brighton

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time

18:12

Bedford

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time

18:14

Sutton (Surrey)

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time

18:21

Luton

Thameslink

Plat. 2

Station Leaving 18:23

18:26

Bedford

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time

18:26

Bedford

Thameslink

Plat. 4

On time

18:27

Gatwick Airport

Thameslink

Plat. 3

On time

18:28

Sutton (Surrey)

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time