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Before trains first came to Hitchin in 1850, the north Hertfordshire town's focus was the wool trade and being a staging post on the route connecting London with towns in the north. The railway brought more prosperity and turned the town into an important centre for grain trading, with its hub at the Corn Exchange in the Market Place. These days, Hitchin is still a bustling town known for its open-air markets every Tuesday and Saturday, which have been taking place for over 500 years. From Hitchin station, it's about a twenty-minute walk to the town centre, or buses from right outside take about eight minutes. During weekdays, four trains per hour head south to London, and northbound there are two trains per hour to both Peterborough and Cambridge. The fastest services get passengers to London King's Cross in half an hour, making Hitchin a key commuter hub, too.

Station details & facilities

Hitchin station has two platforms - platform 1 for London-bound trains and platform 2 for trains towards Peterborough and Cambridge. There is one entrance on Station Approach off Walsworth Road. Outside the entrance is a pay-and-display car park, taxi rank and cycle racks. There is a shop and male and female toilets on platform 2 and a coffee shop and male toilets on platform 1. Access between the platforms is via stairs or lifts and a subway.

Departures and arrivals from Hitchin

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hitchin station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern04:591On time
to HorshamThameslink05:071On time
to BrightonThameslink05:251On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern05:331On time
to CambridgeThameslink05:392On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Letchworth Garden CityGreat Northern04:591On time
from PeterboroughThameslink05:071On time
from CambridgeThameslink05:251On time
from RoystonGreat Northern05:331On time
from PeterboroughThameslink05:381On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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