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Hemel Hempstead train station’s location – about a mile from the town centre – is the legacy of landowner disputes during the construction of the London to Birmingham Railway in the 1830s. Some parts of Hemel Hempstead Old Town might still be familiar to those landowners today, but for the most part the town was transformed after WW2, when it was chosen as the site of a new town to house Londoners displaced by the Blitz and slum clearances.

Today, Hemel Hempstead station is well-connected to London Euston, as well as Milton Keynes, Northampton and destinations on the West London Route. Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead’s main shopping street, is a short walk from the station through Heath Park. You’ll also pass one of the most famous features from the new town development – Plough Roundabout, known as the ‘Magic Roundabout’, which consists of six small roundabouts arranged in a circle, and was the first such system in Britain.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Hemel Hempstead station

Hemel Hempstead train station is mainly served by West Midlands Railway and Southern trains. West Midlands Railway connect London Euston to Hemel Hempstead in 29m and Milton Keynes Central to Hemel Hempstead in 31m. Southern trains cover the route from Clapham Junction to Hemel Hempstead in 48m.

Need more information on how to get to Hemel Hempstead by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Hemel Hempstead.

Hemel Hempstead train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Hemel Hempstead station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Hemel Hempstead railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Hemel Hempstead.

Hemel Hempstead train station has four platforms. The main entrance and ticket hall are to the north of the station, off London Road. Access to the four platforms is via a subway from the ticket hall, with lifts for step-free access There is a coffee shop on platform 4 (trains towards London) and waiting rooms on platform 1 and between platforms 2 and 3 (trains towards Milton Keynes and Northampton). Bus stops for onward travel are outside the station building on London Road.

Hemel Hempstead train station parking

Hemel Hempstead train station has two car parks - one for short-stay and one for long-stay parking. Both car parks are opposite the station's main entrance and don't have step-free access, so wheelchair users will need assistance to get into the station.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Hemel Hempstead station open?

Hemel Hempstead station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Hemel Hempstead station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Hemel Hempstead station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Hemel Hempstead.

Are there toilets at Hemel Hempstead station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Hemel Hempstead station.

Are dogs allowed at Hemel Hempstead station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Hemel Hempstead station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Hemel Hempstead

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hemel Hempstead station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains20:443Late
to BletchleyWest Midlands Trains20:53On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains20:54On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains21:03On time
to Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains21:11On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains20:433Late
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains20:52On time
from TringWest Midlands Trains20:54On time
from Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains21:02On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains21:11On time
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