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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 20:00:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 19:30:00
  • Sunday open from 07:30:00 until 19:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.greatnorthernrail.com/contact-us/lost-property/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
ATM located In shopping Centre
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category A station: This station has step-free level access to the platform. Assistance Meeting Point is outside the ticket office.
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesWC available on platform 2 and 3
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark operatorAPCOA
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Outside the Howard Centre
Cycle storage notesThere is cycle storage available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Welwyn Garden City station has a taxi rank on the other side of the adjoining Howard Centre. Local operators include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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.

Departures and arrivals from Welwyn Garden City

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Welwyn Garden City station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to MoorgateThameslink09:222On time
to MoorgateGreat Northern09:284On time
to MoorgateThameslink09:313On time
to MoorgateThameslink09:512On time
to MoorgateGreat Northern09:584On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeGreat Northern09:184On time
from CambridgeThameslink09:212On time
from CambridgeThameslink09:303On time
from CambridgeGreat Northern09:484On time
from CambridgeThameslink09:502On time
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