Pod Point hub opened along key rail line

Pod Point hub opened along key rail line


Pod Point has installed 27 new public EV charge points at Hatfield train station, the largest charging hub on the national rail network.

Installed for station operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the 7 kW units aim to make life easier for EV drivers parking at and using the station. On a key London Commuter line, the hub will prove useful for a number of rail users.

The opening of the 27 new points sees public EV charge units increase 150% in the Welwyn Hatfield district, and there have also been 12 new units installed at Haywards Heath station.

The locations were carefully picked by GTR, which add to the previous 114 charge points installed at sites along its managed rail network.

Tom Moran, Managing Director for Thameslink and Great Northern, said: “We’re delighted to officially unveil our new EV charging hub at Hatfield station. This is part of a much wider programme of works to improve station facilities at every station across the GTR network and give a better experience to our passengers.”

Erik Fairbairn, Founder and CEO, Pod Point, adds: “We are delighted to be working with Govia Thameslink Railway on this landmark EV charging installation. Our continued partnership with GTR is making it easier for drivers to choose electric and will help accelerate adoption.

“We see the GTR EV charging hubs at Hatfield and Haywards Heath as a blueprint for EV charging across the rail industry. It offers connected electrified transport for all UK commuters and for the millions of drivers without off-street parking it provides a viable and convenient alternative to domestic or workplace charging.”