Enfield Town railway station
Location of Enfield Town in Greater London
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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.
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
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.
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. Ticket barriers were installed in 2012.
London bus route 121, 191, 192, 231, 307, 313, 317, 329, 377, W8, W9, W10 and Night route N29.
In late June 2013, as part of the 2013 Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne gave the commitment for the devolution of the Seven Sisters and Chingford lines of West Anglian Suburban to TfL by the end of 2015. As such the station will then transfer to TfL control.
- "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-03-06.
- "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2011. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Ford, Edward; Hodson, George H. (1873). "A History of Enfield in the County of Middlesex. Enfield. p. 206.
- "Architectural-facade". Victoria and Albert Museum.
- Connor, Jim (2004). Branch Lines to Enfield Town and Palace Gates. Middleton Press. p. 96. ISBN 9781904474326.
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- Train times and station information for Enfield Town railway station from National Rail
- grid reference TQ330965
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