Hertford North is about ten minutes walk from the town centre in North Road and opened in 1924. It is 19 miles 48 chains north of London Kings Cross. The station forms part of the Hertford Loop Line which provides a diversion from the East Coast Main Line from Alexandra Palace to Langley Junction just south of Stevenage. Stations on the line include Stevenage, Watton-at-Stone, Bayford and Cuffley. Trains on this line are run by First Capital Connect. It features a lift, a small shop and two ticket booths. There is a licensed minicab office next to the station.
Monday to Fridays there is a train every 20 minutes to Moorgate in London southbound, this is diverted to Kings Cross early mornings and late evenings, and northbound one train per hour to Letchworth Garden City.
Evenings and Weekends, the southbound service terminates at London Kings Cross and is half-hourly. The northbound service is hourly to Stevenage.