Cheshunt railway station
The station in January 2008, after rebuilding works completed 2006
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||3|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Northern and Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|31 May 1846||Original station opened|
|1 October 1891||Station resited|
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Former franchise holder National Express East Anglia fulfilled a franchise commitment to extend the bay platform at Cheshunt to accommodate 8-coach trains (previously it could only accommodate up to 6 coaches). The works also involved replacing all existing station buildings, and replacing the station footbridge. Construction commenced in December 2005 and was largely complete by August 2006.
An Oyster Card extension to Cheshunt station from Enfield Lock railway station/Turkey Street railway station is in force from 2 January 2013, with the station in Travelcard zone 8. This also means Waltham Cross railway station and Theobalds Grove railway station are also included in the extension and will allow passengers travelling to Central London to be able to use Oyster, rather than paper tickets to travel.
The lines from Hackney Downs to Bishop's Stortford and Hertford East, including those through Cheshunt station, were electrified on 21 November 1960. The lines south from Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale were not electrified until 5 May 1969.
A railway existed in Cheshunt before the station and the main line from London were originally opened in the 1840s. The horse-drawn Cheshunt Railway was opened on 26 June 1825. Based on a design by Henry Robinson Palmer, this line ran for 0.75 mi (1.21 km) from the town's High Street to the River Lea, near where Cheshunt station is today. This long-defunct railway is of interest as it was the world's first passenger-carrying monorail and the first railway line to open in Hertfordshire.
Ticket barriers were installed in 2011.
The through platforms (platforms 1 and 2) were extended to accommodate 12-coach trains in December 2011, though initially no 12-coach trains are scheduled to call.
The typical off-peak service from the station is:
- 4tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale
- 2tph to London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters
- 2tph to Cambridge
- 2tph to Bishops Stortford
- 2tph to Hertford East
- 2tph to Stratford
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Transport for London. "National Rail | Transport for London". Retrieved 2012-12-13.
- Brown, Joe, London Railway Atlas, page 5, Ian Allan Publishing, 2006
- White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987
- Finchley Society (1997-06-26). "Finchley Society Annual General Meeting Minutes". Retrieved 2009-04-03.
- Today in Science History. "June 25 - Today in Science History". Retrieved 2009-04-03.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Waltham Cross||Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
West Anglia Main Line
|Theobalds Grove||Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|
towards Hertford East
towards Liverpool Street
|Lea Valley Lines||Terminus|
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