Enfield Town railway station

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Enfield Town National Rail
Enfield Town stn building.JPG
Enfield Town is located in Greater London
Enfield Town
Enfield Town
Location of Enfield Town in Greater London
Location Enfield
Local authority Enfield
Managed by Greater Anglia
Station code ENF
Number of platforms 3
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 1.507 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 1.402 million[2]
2010–11 Decrease 1.400 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 1.565 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 1.604 million[2]
Key dates
1849 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°39′06″N 0°04′45″W / 51.6516°N 0.0792°W / 51.6516; -0.0792

Enfield Town railway station is the most central of several stations in Enfield (north London). It is the terminus of the line served by Greater Anglia from Liverpool Street, one of the Lea Valley Lines. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Greater Anglia. The station is in Travelcard Zone 5.

Enfield is also served by the Hertford Loop Line with a station at Enfield Chase on the opposite side of the town centre. The nearest station on the West Anglia Main Line is at Ponders End. Enfield Lock railway station is not located in central Enfield.

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street. In the peak times four or five trains serve the station and there are extra trains on Tottenham Hotspur's match days when trains start here to travel to White Hart Lane station. Enfield Town station has entry/exit barriers which require passengers to use their Oyster/Freedom passes. Unusually on this line, there are no stairs. Platforms are at street level.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1848 by the Eastern Counties Railways as "Enfield".

A house which stood on the site since the late 17th century is said to have been the birthplace of Isaac D'Israeli (father of Benjamin Disraeli) and later to have become a school, where John Keats was educated. It became the station house before being demolished in 1872. The fine seventeenth-century brickwork facade, once attributed to Sir Christopher Wren, was dismantled, and reconstructed in the South Kensington Museum.[3][4]

The station in 1957

Its place was taken by a brick station building with an attached station-master's house and a walled forecourt. This in turn was replaced in 1957 by the present building by the British Railways architect H. H. Powell.[5] Ticket barriers were installed in 2012.

On 31 May 2015 the station will transfer from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground Rail Operations.[6][7]

This change to London Overground will mean that Freedom Pass holders will be able to use their passes at any time, as on the Underground, thus avoiding the need to additionally carry an Oyster card when making journeys prior to 9:30a.m.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 121; 191; 192; 231; 307, 313; 317; 329; 377; W8; W9; W10 and night route N29 serve the station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Ford, Edward; Hodson, George H. (1873). "A History of Enfield in the County of Middlesex. Enfield. p. 206. 
  4. ^ "Architectural-facade". Victoria and Albert Museum. 
  5. ^ Connor, Jim (2004). Branch Lines to Enfield Town and Palace Gates. Middleton Press. p. 96. ISBN 9781904474326. 
  6. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  7. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bush Hill Park   Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
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Bush Hill Park
towards Liverpool Street
  Lea Valley Lines   Terminus