Welwyn North Rail Users – Timetable Consultation – Hurry

The following report is extracted from an email from Parish Councillor Peter Neville

Govia (the local rail operator) have opened a consultation into the weekday timetables to be introduced in December 2018 (i.e. in about 18 months’ time). Weekend timetables will be shared later in the year.

Go to Welwyn North Draft Time Table for details of the draft time-table.

Details of other routes (e.g. Moorgate-WGC) are available at https://www.transformingrail.com/download-timetables

In summary the draft timetable provides  for half-hourly trains from Welwyn North calling at WGC, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Finsbury Park, St Pancras and thence via Farringdon, the City and Blackfriars to destinations in Kent (sadly not Gatwick or Brighton as originally hoped – we would have to change at Finsbury Park or St Pancras for those).

In the rush hour, additional trains run Welwyn North NONSTOP twice-hourly to KingsX in the morning. And correspondingly in the reverse direction, with similar fast trains northbound in the evening rush hour.

The consultation runs until 5pm on Thursday 27 July 2017.

Comments on the proposed timetable can be sent by email to <moc.y1511032149awlia1511032149rtg@n1511032149oitat1511032149lusno1511032149celba1511032149temit1511032149.rtg1511032149>.

To assist the consultation from a personal perspective, the railway company recommend a visit to their journey checking tool on www.transformingrail.com/

But the tool excludes journeys in the Peterborough direction, which will lose its through service from WGC/WN!