Southbury railway station

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Southbury National Rail
Southbury station building.JPG
Southbury is located in Greater London
Location of Southbury in Greater London
Location Enfield
Local authority Enfield
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Owner Network Rail
Station code SBU
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.291 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 0.263 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.317 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.390 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.346 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.311 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.340 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.384 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.417 million[1]
Key dates
1 October 1891 Opened as Churchbury
1 October 1909 Closed
1 March 1915 Re-opened
1 July 1919 Closed
21 November 1960 Re-opened as Southbury
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°38′54″N 0°03′11″W / 51.6484°N 0.0530°W / 51.6484; -0.0530

Southbury railway station is in the London Borough of Enfield in North London, in Travelcard Zone 5, on the Southbury loop of the Lea Valley Lines. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.


The line from Bury Street Junction, north of Edmonton Green, to Cheshunt was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on 1 October 1891 when this station opened as Churchbury. The line was known as the Churchbury Loop.

The district was still predominantly rural, and the coming of the tram to Waltham Cross in 1904 saw the railway unable to compete. Passenger services ceased on 1 October 1909, but were reinstated for munitions workers between 1 March 1915 and 1 July 1919.

After that the line was used only by goods trains until electrified as part of a wider scheme, and the station reopened as Southbury on 21 November 1960.[2] The line is now known as the Southbury Loop.

The goods yard closed in 1970.[3]

On 31 May 2015 the Liverpool Street-Cheshunt services, will transfer from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground Rail Operations.[4][5]


The typical off-peak service is two trains per hour to Cheshunt, and two trains per hour to Liverpool Street station.


London Buses routes 121; 191; 307 and 313 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987
  3. ^ Brown, Joe, London Railway Atlas, page 5, Ian Allan Publishing, 2006
  4. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  5. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Edmonton Green   Abellio Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
Southbury Loop
  Turkey Street
  Future Development  
Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground
Edmonton Green
towards Liverpool Street
  Lea Valley Lines   Turkey Street
towards Cheshunt