Govia Thameslink Railway UPDATE re New Stevenage 5th platform opens Sunday 2nd August 2020

“On behalf of Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway, I am pleased to update you that the new 5th platform at Stevenage station is complete and will be used for passenger services from Sunday 2nd August 2020.
As you will know, the new 5th platform and its associated track enables the segregation of rail traffic on the Hertford Loop from the East Coast Main Line. Most importantly, the rail link restores direct Great Northern train services between Stevenage and Watton-at-Stone / Hertford North at a new, half-hourly, 7 days per week frequency to match the rest of the route.
We would like to thank customers for their patience while the infrastructure was built.
We know the rail link will be popular for local services. We hope as more customers return to the railway in the months ahead, they take advantage of the improved connectivity to Stevenage and across the wider East Coast Main Line to other destinations such as Cambridge.”