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The historic market town of Hertford dates back to the 10th century. Just 20 miles north of London, it has always been a hugely popular area to live for commuters working in the capital. When the first railway station was built in Hertford in 1843, there were seven trains to London every weekday and tickets cost the equivalent of 20p. In 1888, Hertford East opened in Mill Road, replacing the 1843 station. The covered arches of the station are a throwback to the days when horse-drawn carts would pull into the station's forecourt, now part of the Grade II listed building. Situated on the edge of the town centre the station is ideally placed. There are in excess of 200 shops in the centre and many of these are independent traders and specialist boutiques. The market still runs every Saturday and can be found throughout Maidenhead Street, Salisbury Square and Bircherley Green, with its Hertford Shopping Centre drawing visitors and locals alike.

Station details & facilities

Hertford East station has two main entrances. The main entrance leads into the ticket hall with a small shop on the left and a ticket kiosk on the right. The other entrance leads on to the concourse with ticket machines and an easy-access toilet. Both entrances lead on to platform 1 and 2. There is a car park at the side entrance.

Frequently asked questions

Is Hertford East train station open?

Hertford East train 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 Hertford East train station?

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

Are there toilets in Hertford East train station?

Yes there are toilets available to use at Hertford East train station.

Are dogs allowed in Hertford East train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Hertford East train station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Hertford East

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hertford East station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:092On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:392On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:092On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:391On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:091On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:012On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:312On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:012On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:312On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:041On time
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