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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

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 London Kings CrossGreat Northern19:552Late
to CambridgeGreat Northern19:583On time
to MoorgateGreat Northern20:004On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern20:212On time
to Letchworth Garden CityGreat Northern20:283On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MoorgateGreat Northern19:524On time
from CambridgeGreat Northern19:542Late
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern19:573Late
from MoorgateGreat Northern20:104On time
from CambridgeGreat Northern20:202On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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