We are working to upgrade all three lifts at Watford Junction station from October 2019 to February 2020.

The much-needed work will improve reliability for passengers for years to come. Work will start on Monday 28 October and will take until February 2020.

To speed up the work, all three lifts will be improved at the same time, meaning that all will be out of use for passengers.

Anyone who needs step-free access to trains should book assisted travel in advance with London Northwestern Railway by calling them on 0800 024 8997 or via the Passenger Assist page on their website.

During the work:

  • Step free access will still be available for passengers using platforms 1 – 6. This includes London Overground services between Watford Junction and Euston.
  • Platforms 9 -10 can be accessed through the adjoining car park, with a shuttle taxi service to the main station ticket hall.
  • Trains which call at platforms 7 and 8 will have no step free access.

Platforms 7 and 8 advice for travellers

Advice for travellers coming from the south on services due to arrive on platforms 7/8 ( Some services from London Euston /East Croydon/Clapham): is to instead catch a London Overground service to Watford Junction. Alternatively, there is an hourly London Northwestern Railway service which arrives on platform 6 at Watford Junction (usually 49 minutes past the hour).

Passengers travelling from the north on services due to arrive on platforms 7/8 (Some services from Crewe/Birmingham/Milton Keynes/Northampton): should change trains at Milton Keynes for a service which arrives on platform 9 at Watford Junction. Taxis will be provided from Milton Keynes if no appropriate service is available.

Passengers needing step-free access to platforms at Watford Junction are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys, plan ahead and check if their service is scheduled to stop at platforms 7 or 8 on the National Rail journey planner.