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Written by Marcus Dawson - 30 Oct 2003
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Location notes
Situated on the East Coast Main Line 20 miles north of London Kings Cross
Railway type and traffic
A four track station seeing both inner and outer suburban (Great Northern) and express (Virgin East Coast) traffic but not a great deal of freight. This gets routed via the Hertford Loop.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Hatfield Station
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Hatfield is a small town, so I wouldn't suggest being highly visible with your equipment.
Road directions
From the A1(M) Junction 4 take the A414 signposted towards Hertford. Cross over the two roundabouts and the railway and at the next junction turn off and turn right (over the road you have just turned off). Follow this road along till you reach a set of traffic lights (Red Lion pub). Turn left and the station is on this road.

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Hatfield Station map co-ordinates
Station car park
Public transport
Govia Thameslink operate a frequent service to the station from London Kings Cross, Cambridge and Peterborough.

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There is a coffee shop on the platform.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Hatfield Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Hatfield Station general view map
Hatfield Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Hatfield Station

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Photographic notes
Hatfield station is unusual in that it has three platforms, one southbound and an island serving two northbound tracks. The platforms are staggered so that the north end of the southbound platform is level with the south end of the northbound platform.
The view south from the bottom end of the southbound platform is of a right hand curve,

General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - From the station over bridge

Fig 1 - From the station over bridge

This shot is taken form the over bridge at the south end of the station, facing south. This bridge is not accessible from the station itself. It is a public walkway between the town and the housing opposite side of the railway.

Fig 2 - From the station over bridge 2

Fig 2 - From the station over bridge 2

This view shows the reverse angle of the fig 1. This is the northbound view.

From the southbound platform

From the southbound platform

This view is from halfway along the southbound platform facing south. Here you can see a northbound express on the fast line, with the southbound fast and slow lines in the foreground.

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