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Trains to Watford Junction

Originally a small market town and a popular stop for travellers to the prosperous south, Watford significantly expanded after the opening of the London and North Western Railway in the late 1830s. The strong rail links to the capital enticed a large number of manufacturers, printers and breweries to take up the cheaper, well-positioned land, and a population boom followed. It’s a similar story today, with several national and multi-national companies maintaining headquarters in the town. Watford’s first station opened in 1838 on the west side of St Albans Road. It still stands today and is known locally as the Old Station House. Watford Junction was built in 1858 a few hundred yards from the original building, then redeveloped in 1909 and again in 1984. The latest incarnation is a major hub where several lines converge – trains run to central and southeast London, as well as to destinations in the East and West Midlands.

Station details & facilities

Watford Junction has eleven platforms, accessed via a subway, stairs and lifts from the main entrance and ticket hall. Platforms 1 to 4 are bay platforms opposite the south end of platform 6, and service the London Overground. All other platforms service national rail, with 6 closest to the entrance and 11 on the far side of the station, accessed via a pathway from platform 10. There is also direct access to platforms 9 and 10 from the long-stay car park.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Booking Office and Travel Centre
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:30 - 23:00
    Saturday 05:30 - 23:00
    Sunday 06:30 - 22:30
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes :

    Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

    To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.

  • Customer Service Notes :

    We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 750
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£305.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 180
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : station forecourt


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level access from main entrance to subway. Lifts to platforms 1 to 4 and 6 to 10, also 24 steps up to platforms.

    Platform 11 can be accessed step-free via platform 10 and walking route via pathway behind buffer stop.


  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are available

Trains to Watford Junction


Station Road, Watford, WD17 1EU
Ticket Office Hours
Booking Office and Travel Centre
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 23:00
Saturday 05:30 - 23:00
Sunday 06:30 - 22:30

Useful links when visiting Watford Junction by train