RailwayData | Bayford Station

Station Usage

In 2022/2023, Bayford had 55,776 entries and exits, making it the 1,903rd most used, out of 2,575 stations in Great Britain.
It ranked 541st busiest (out of 997), with 562 scheduled services per week.
That's a daily average of 152.81 passengers starting or ending their journey here and 1.91 passengers per service, giving it the 1,502nd (out of 1,659) passenger to service ratio.

Service sample data based on scheduled services during the first week of the May 22 timetable.

Usage stats in detail

Standard price entries & exits: 21,184
Reduced price entries & exits: 29,704
Season ticket entries & exits: 4,888
Total entries & exits: 55,776
Interchanges made between connecting services: 0
Change in usage from 21/22: +21,238 : 61.49%
A detailed breakdown of passenger journeys between individual stations can be found in our origin/destination matrix pages.

Platform Lengths

*VF = Vicki Feet: the unit of measurement for platform lengths, as used in the excellent All The Stations. Conversion rate: YouTube video
Data derived from Network Rail timetable planning rules 2025 (Jan 2024)

Service Patterns

Current Timetables

Usage History

Change between 1997 & 2023: +42,785 (+329.34%)

Reasons for change:
2013-14 Reason for increase not clear - reverses small decrease seen in the previous year
2014-15 High growth trend
2019-20 More frequent trains from May 2019. Oyster card extension to Bayford in April 2019.

Location Details

Location: Bayford
Station Facility Owner: Govia Thameslink Railway (Great Northern)
OS Grid Ref: 531531 208308
Constituency: North East Hertfordshire
Local Authority: Hertfordshire
NR Region: East of England
ELR: HDB 16m 56ch


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Origin/Destination Matrix

Top 5 jouneys from Bayford during 2022/2023:
•Moorgate (5,630 journeys)
•Finsbury Park (4,546 journeys)
•Highbury and Islington (3,789 journeys)
•Hertford North (3,189 journeys)
•Old Street (2,718 journeys)
Full reports can be created on our dedicataed ODM Pages.

Neighbouring Stations

Below are Bayford's neighbouring stations, and the distance to them in miles. Click on a station to view details for that location.
Hertford North2.90