Trains to Harlow

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Harlow is New Town located in Essex. Situated on the border with Hertfordshire, it occupies a large area of land on the south bank of the Stort Valley, with a navigable canal section nearby the watermill. The district has its own commercial and leisure economy. For over 50 years the town hosted a biscuit factory, that used to be owned and run as a co-operative, providing employment for up to 500 people for over 50 years, before closing in 2002. The factory has been subsequently demolished and transformed into an industrial unit. Today Raytheon and GlaxoSmithKline have operating factories in town providing over 2,745 jobs.

The town is served by Harlow Town railway station that is located along the West Anglia main line. It distances 22 miles (36.6 km) from London Liverpool Street. Thousands of people commute by train to and from Harlow each day. Travellers are advised to purchase online advance train tickets to Harlow to benefit from early booking discounts and save up to 43% on the original train fare. Book tickets today.

The ticket office is open on weekdays only, all other times passengers can purchase and collect train tickets from self-service ticket machines. Passengers requiring accessibility assistance can contact the helpline that is available from 8:00 to 20:00pm. A car park, bicycles racks and Wi-Fi are available at this station. There are no toilets or waiting rooms available to travellers. All services at the station are operated by the Greater Anglia rail services also branded as Stansted Express. There are 4 trains per hour operating from Harlow Town station directed to London Liverpool Street, two of which are fast and two are semi-fast. Two stopping trains per hour are directed to Stratford. Two fast trains per hour run to Stansted Airport, two to Cambridge and 2 per hour to Bishops Stortford. Passengers travelling from Harlow Town station will be able to access the large concourse from the single entrance available.
Station facilities include a ticket office on the right-hand-side as you enter the station, a newsagent and accessible toilets, all located on the ground floor where ticket barriers also operate. Platforms are located on the first floor and can be reached via steps and lifts. Platforms 1 and 2 are dedicated to southbound trains directed to London Liverpool Street and Stratford, while platforms 3 and 4 are dedicated to services directed northbound towards Bishops Stortford, Stansted Airport and Cambridge.

Harlow offers a range of activities to entertain its citizen and visitors, these include everything from arts, culture and theatre to sport, parks and nature reserves. Harlow main attractions include Harlow Playhouse theatre, the Harlow Museum, the Town Park, the Gibberd Garden and their outstanding collection of public sculptures ranging from Auguste Rodin and Henry Moore to Elizabeth Frink and Barbara Hepworth. The Parndon Mill Art Gallery and Gibberd Gallery also offer a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. Additional tourist attractions include: The Henry Moore Foundation is a registered charity in England, established for education and promotion of the fine works of Henry Moore. Copped Hall or Copthall is a mid-18th century English country house close to Epping. There are several trails immersed in the nature, perfect for hikers and nature lovers, such as Harlow Town Park, 164-acre park featuring a bandstand, paddling pool, skate park and several gardens. Families should visit Parndon Wood Nature Reserve which are serene wooded trails inhabited by wildlife and kids' activities. Ventura Wildlife Park offers educational programs and a variety of exotic species. Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens exhibits historic stables flanked by lush gardens. Book train tickets to Harlow for the whole family and benefit from early booking discounts and group reduced rates.