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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 20:00
Saturday 06:15 - 20:00
Sunday 07:15 - 18:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Refreshments available on platforms
ATM notes
ATM located in ticket hall
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Toilets notesWC available on platform 1 and 2
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please contact the Helpline 0800 058 2844 before the day of travel to ensure arrangements are in place.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces362
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£330.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces176
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Lifts to Platforms 1 and 2.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

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

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CambridgeThameslink13:502On time
to London Kings CrossThameslink14:021Late
to CambridgeThameslink14:132On time
to London Kings CrossThameslink14:301On time
to London Kings CrossThameslink14:341On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossThameslink13:492On time
from CambridgeThameslink14:011Late
from London Kings CrossThameslink14:122On time
from PeterboroughThameslink14:301On time
from CambridgeThameslink14:331On time

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