Thirty miles from London, the town of Stevenage was once a popular pit stop for stagecoaches. In the modern era, it remains a modestly important transport hub, whisking commuters to London Kings Cross in under half an hour and connecting to Doncaster, Leeds and York in the north. The original station of 1850 was north of the town, and its completion was a source of some controversy, sparking fears that the rail line would cripple the thriving stagecoach business – which, unsurprisingly, it eventually did.
Stevenage entered a new phase of development after winning New Town status in the 1940s and gained a pedestrianized town centre – one of Britain’s first – to which the station finally moved in 1973. As well as the shops, check out the nearby Fairlands Valley Park, with its large watersports lake, and Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, a complex of theatres and fitness facilities just across the road from the station.
|Monday Tuesday Wednesday||06:15 - 20:30|
|Friday||06:15 - 21:45|
|Saturday||06:30 - 21:30|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:15|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Left Luggage Website||http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/lostproperty|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
ATM located in station entrance
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||WC available on station concourse|
|Staff Help notes|
Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844.
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Railway North Railway South|
|Carpark operator||Stevenage Borough Council Stevenage Borough Council|
|Car parking spaces||453|
|Cycle storage spaces||140|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
short term car park area
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Step free access to Booking office, lift service to platforms 1 & 2 and platforms 3 & 4.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are not available
There are entrances on both sides of the station, connecting to Stevenage Leisure Park on the west side and the town centre on the east. Both lead to the main concourse, which is over the four main platforms with stairs and lifts to the lower level. The main car park, bike racks and taxi rank are located on the town centre side. The toilets are found in the main concourse beyond the ticket gates.