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Built in 1837, Hartford station serves the small village of Hartford, in Cheshire. Hartford's station buildings stood in their original state for over 100 years, until they were given a major upgrade in the 1960s - a full refurbishment followed in early 2011, leaving the modern station trains arrive at today. Much of its traffic comes from Liverpool-bound commuters, who can reach Lime Street in the heart of the city in a little over 30 minutes. Birmingham is also within easy reach, with southbound trains reaching New Street station in about an hour and 10 minutes. The town is mostly residential, but has a small cluster of shops around St John's church, about half a mile east of the station along Chester Road. They're mainly small local businesses, including florists, cafes, and a traditional pub across the road from the church. You'll find another pub right opposite the station - handy if you're in for a long wait.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:00 - 17:00
Friday 06:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 15:00
Sunday 10:35 - 12:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
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

Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

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.

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.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces83
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

9 steps up from lower car park, then 38 down to Booking Hall entrance - alternative step-free route available via road and ramp. From Booking Hall, step-free route to Birmingham platform via road or 23 steps down. 9 steps up to footbridge level, then 32 steps down from Liverpool platform (2). Step-free ramp from road overbridge to Liverpool platform. Step-free route between platforms is 375m.

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

Accessible taxis are not available

Hartford station is just off Chester Road, by the railway bridge. It's below street level, with ramps on either side of the bridge leading down to the two platforms. Platform 1 (towards Birmingham) is on the car park side, and has a ticket office and public toilets. Platform 2 can be reached via a footbridge, or the ramp off Chester Road - but be aware that the step-free route is long, especially if you're coming from the car park.

Departures and arrivals from Hartford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hartford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains19:421Late
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains20:461On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetWest Midlands Trains20:482On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetWest Midlands Trains21:452On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains22:051On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool Lime StreetWest Midlands Trains19:421Late
from Liverpool Lime StreetWest Midlands Trains20:451On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains20:482On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains21:452On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetWest Midlands Trains22:051On time
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