Extra morning rush hour train for Hertford East rail passengers

Friday, 10 December 2021

A Greater Anglia train at Hertford East

A Greater Anglia train at Hertford East Credit: Greater Anglia

Rail passengers using Greater Anglia’s Hertford East line to Stratford will benefit from an extra weekday morning rush hour service from Monday 13 December.

From Monday there will be an 07.47 service from Hertford East to Stratford, slotting in between the existing 07.17 and 08.17 services Monday to Friday.

The 07.47 will call at Ware, St Margarets, Rye House, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Tottenham Hale and Lea Bridge, arriving at Stratford at 08.43.

It replaces the 07.33 service from Bishops Stortford to Stratford – starting at Hertford East instead of Bishops Stortford.

Keith Palmer, head of performance and planning at Greater Anglia, said: “We know commuters from Hertford East will appreciate an extra direct train to Stratford during the morning rush hour.

“Bishops Stortford to Stratford is still very well served, with a more frequent service than on the Hertford East line.”

The change is being made as Greater Anglia starts its December timetable.

There are a few other minor changes to Greater Anglia trains running in Hertfordshire, so customers are advised to check before they travel in case the time of their usual train has changed.

Greater Anglia is thanking customers for wearing face coverings at stations and trains which is once again mandatory.

Trains are well ventilated. Air conditioning and heating ventilation systems suck in fresh air every six to nine minutes. Trains without air conditioning have opening windows – and all trains have doors which open at stations.

The company is continuing to clean and sanitise trains, paying particular attention to high touch areas such as push buttons, grab handles and arm rests.

Anyone looking for a train with fewer passengers can use the company’s “less busy train tool” which shows which trains are quietest on rush hour routes into London Liverpool Street.

Details of the new timetable and measures Greater Anglia is taking to help people travel with confidence are available at www.greateranglia.co.uk.