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Trains to Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City station opened in 1926 to serve a town that was the second attempt at a “garden city” by the social reformer Sir Ebenezer Howard. Welwyn Garden City was designed around tree-lined boulevards with plenty of open green space and grass verges along every street – all part of Howard’s belief that the answer to industrialisation was to build well-planned towns that combined the best of the city and the countryside. Although his ideas were extremely influential, only two garden cities were ever built to Howard’s original designs in the UK. The original station was demolished in 1990 to make way for the Howard Centre, a shopping centre that now incorporates the ticket hall and links to the original bridge and platforms. The town centre, with its shops, bars and restaurants, can be found on the streets immediately outside the Howard Centre, especially along the leafy Howardsgate Boulevard.

Station details & facilities

The ticket counter and machines are inside the Howard Centre. From the centre a bridge leads to the four platforms, with lifts for step-free access. There are waiting rooms and toilets on each platform, with a coffee shop located between platforms 1 and 2. Trains to London Kings Cross usually depart from platforms 2 or 4, and trains towards Cambridge from platform 3. London services to Moorgate use platforms 1 and 4.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
    Saturday 07:00 - 19:30
    Sunday 07:30 - 19:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844.
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : WC available on platform 2 and 3
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : ATM located In shopping Centre


  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


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

    Step free access to Booking Office, located in Howard Centre and lift service down to platforms. The station is accessable from both the Howard Centre and Hydeway

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

    Accessible taxis are not available

Trains to Welwyn Garden City


The Howard Centre, Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6HA
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 07:00 - 19:30
Sunday 07:30 - 19:00

Useful links when visiting Welwyn Garden City by train