Broxbourne railway station

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Broxbourne National Rail
Broxbourne railway station Platforms & bridge.jpg
Broxbourne is located in Hertfordshire
Broxbourne
Broxbourne
Location of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire
Location Broxbourne
Local authority Broxbourne
Grid reference TL374072
Managed by Greater Anglia
Station code BXB
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone B
National Rail annual entry and exit
2006–07 Increase 1.394 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 1.496 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 1.456 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.340 million[1]
2010–11 Steady 1.340 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.431 million[1]
— interchange 0.266 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.606 million[1]
— interchange Increase 0.301 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Northern and Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
15 September 1840 (1840-09-15) Opened as Broxbourne and Hoddesdon
? Renamed Broxbourne
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°44′49″N 0°00′40″W / 51.747°N 0.011°W / 51.747; -0.011
View NE, towards Bishops Stortford in 1995
View S towards London in 1995
View northward, towards Cambridge in 1960

Broxbourne railway station, opened in 1840,[2] serves Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, England. It is on the West Anglia Main Line, and train services are provided by Greater Anglia, which also manages the station.

History[edit]

Broxbourne Station was officially opened by the Northern and Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. It was on their proposed line to Cambridge, but the next section of the line to Latton Mill (Harlow) was not opened until August 1841. Therefore for a short period of time Broxbourne served as the terminus for the line which ran up the Lea Valley from Stratford Junction where it joined the Eastern Counties Railway. The station was moved from its original site in Station Road to the present site in 1959.

The station was Grade II listed in March 2009;[3] "one of a very small number of post-war railway stations of clear architectural distinction".[4]

Ticket barriers were installed in 2011.

The centre platforms (platforms 2 and 3) were extended to accommodate 12-coach trains in December 2011, though initially no 12-coach trains are scheduled to call.

Service[edit]

British Rail Class 379 on a Sunday service to Stratford

The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service from the station is:

(Passengers can also reach Stansted Airport by taking either Cambridge service and changing at Harlow Town.)

On Sundays the off-peak service is:

  • 2 tph to London Liverpool Street, of which:
  • 1 tph to Hackney Downs, calling at all stations as per the slow Liverpool Street layout just above and taking 29 minutes. This service does continue to Liverpool Street but is overtaken by the fast service and should not be used for that purpose.
  • 1 tph to Stratford, calling at Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Ponders End and Tottenham Hale, taking 32 minutes.
  • 2 tph to Hertford East as above, taking 18 minutes.
  • 2 tph to Cambridge, of which:
    • 1 calls at Harlow Town, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Audley End and Whittlesford Parkway, taking 50 minutes.
    • 1 calls at all stations as per the second Cambridge layout above, and then Shelford (after Whittlesford Parkway), taking 61 minutes.

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External links[edit]

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