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Hertford East rail services suspended for 8 days

Sunday 10 April 2022

Trains will not run from Hertford East for eight days next week to allow platform extention works to take place.

Train operator Greater Anglia is advising customers to check before they travel and allow extra time for their journeys as buses replace trains on the line.

Work is taking place from Monday 11th to Monday 18th April as part of a project to extend platforms at Hertford East and Ware so that new ten-carriage trains can stop at the stations.

Passengers will also be able to use their tickets on services from Hertford North to London King’s Cross or Moorgate for the duration of the closure.

A rail replacement service will also operate from Hertford East, Ware, St Margarets and Rye House to Broxbourne, where trains will run to London Liverpool Street.

The works coincide with Network Rail track works between Bishops Stortford and Waltham Cross over the Easter bank holiday, during which Hertford East rail replacement bus service will continue to Waltham Cross to connect with the train service to London.

Further work on the platform extensions is due to take place in the summer with the new longer platforms expected to be completed by the autumn.

Andrew Goodrum, Greater Anglia’s Client and Programme Director, said: "We thank our customers for their patience while this essential work takes place to get the Hertford East line ready to accommodate our new trains so they can run at their full length.

"There are 1,000 seats when two of our 5-carriage commuter trains are coupled together, so more customers will be able to get a seat than ever before."

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