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Watford High Street is a London Overground station that provides this Hertfordshire commuter town with fast links to Euston, and also connects to the major interchange at Watford Junction, just one stop to the north. The Watford and Rickmansworth Railway opened the station in 1862, and in 2007 the line was taken over by Transport for London - there are now plans to extend London Underground's Metropolitan line to the town, returning metro lines to Watford High Street for the first time in decades. Situated in the south end of Watford's busy High Street, the station is just minutes' walk from the shops, including the intu Watford Shopping Centre, (formerly the Harlequin Centre), which is the largest mall in Hertfordshire. Culture buffs will be pleased to learn that Watford Palace Theatre and Watford Museum are also close by. The latter houses a gallery of fine art and exhibitions on the town's heritage.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:45 - 20:45
Saturday 08:15 - 15:15
Sunday 09:15 - 16:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 8
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteHigh Street shops located nearby
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Coffee shop with indoor seating

ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

Watford Junction

Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Customer service staff are available from start until end of service, 7 days a week

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Level access to ticket office from street.

Single island platform, accessible from entrance by staircase only

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Contact taxi operator directly

Watford High Street's main entrance is on a pedestrianised area off Lower High Street. The concourse has a staffed ticket desk and ticket machines, and beyond the ticket gates a set of stairs leads down to the wide island platform. Platform 1 (towards Euston) is on the left and platform 2 (towards Watford Junction) on the right, with bench seating and a waiting room in between. Note that there is no step-free access to platforms.

Departures and arrivals from Watford High Street

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Watford High Street station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London EustonLondon Overground14:031On time
to Watford JunctionLondon Overground14:142Late
to London EustonLondon Overground14:181On time
to Watford JunctionLondon Overground14:282On time
to London EustonLondon Overground14:331On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Watford JunctionLondon Overground14:031On time
from London EustonLondon Overground14:132On time
from Watford JunctionLondon Overground14:181On time
from London EustonLondon Overground14:282On time
from Watford JunctionLondon Overground14:331On time
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