St Margarets railway station (Hertfordshire)

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St Margarets National Rail
St Margarets Railway Station.jpg
St Margarets is located in Hertfordshire
St Margarets
St Margarets
Location of St Margarets in Hertfordshire
Location Stanstead St Margarets
Local authority District of East Hertfordshire
Grid reference TL381118
Managed by Greater Anglia
Station code SMT
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone B
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14 Decrease 0.351 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 0.356 million[2]
2015–16 Decrease 0.351 million[2]
2016–17 Increase 0.376 million[2]
2017–18 Decrease 0.370 million[2]
Key dates
1843 Opened
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WGS84 51°47′17″N 0°00′04″E / 51.788°N 0.001°E / 51.788; 0.001Coordinates: 51°47′17″N 0°00′04″E / 51.788°N 0.001°E / 51.788; 0.001
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St Margarets railway station is on the Hertford East branch line off the West Anglia Main Line in the east of England, serving the villages of Stanstead St Margarets and Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire. It is 20 miles 25 chains (32.7 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Rye House and Ware. Its three-letter station code is SMT.

The station and all trains calling are operated by Greater Anglia.

St Margarets was previously the junction of the now-disused Buntingford Branch Line to Buntingford.

There is a ticket office that is open at peak times as well as a self-service ticket machine. The Oyster card system was extended through to Hertford East and became operational at St Margaret's in 2015.[3]


The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service is two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale, and two trains per hour to Hertford East.

The typical peak service towards London is three trains per hour, two of which are for Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters and one is for Stratford via Tottenham Hale.

The typical service on a Sunday is two trains per hour to Stratford via Tottenham Hale.

Services are generally formed of Class 317 trains.

Oyster cards are accepted at the station.

Buntingford branch train in 1959


  1. ^ "St Margarets (Herts) (SMT)". National Rail Enquiries. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Contactless payments and Oyster extended to Hertford East

External links

  • Train times and station information for St Margarets railway station (Hertfordshire) from National Rail
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rye House   Greater Anglia
Hertford East Branch Line
Disused railways
Rye House
Line and station open
  British Railways
Buntingford Branch Line
Line and station closed

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