Theobalds Grove railway station

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Theobalds Grove
National Rail
Theobalds Grove stn building.JPG
Theobalds Grove is located in Hertfordshire
Theobalds Grove
Theobalds Grove
Location of Theobalds Grove in Hertfordshire
Location Waltham Cross
Local authority Broxbourne
Grid reference TL358010
Managed by Greater Anglia
Owner Network Rail
Station code TEO
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 7
National Rail annual entry and exit
2006–07 0.234 million[1]
2007–08 Decrease 0.222 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.214 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.199 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.214 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.217 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.235 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 October 1891 Opened
1 October 1909 Closed
1 March 1915 Re-opened
1 July 1919 Closed
21 November 1960 Re-opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°41′31″N 0°02′06″W / 51.692°N 0.035°W / 51.692; -0.035

Theobalds Grove railway station serves Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, England. It is part of the Lea Valley Lines network, and train services are provided by Greater Anglia.

History[edit]

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

The district served by the line 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 the benefit of munitions workers between 1 March 1915 and 1 July 1919.

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

The goods depot at the station closed in 1967. Its site is now the station car park .[3]

The station was much changed in the early 1980s along with several other stations on the line. The roofs on both platforms were removed and modern shorter replacements were installed (similar structures were built at Seven Sisters Station at the same time). Steel stairs replaced the wooden stairs leading up to the north-bound platforms though the wooden cover was retained. The London-bound staircase was left unaltered. The ticket office was also partially reconstructed.

From 2 January 2013, Oyster cards are accepted at the station. The station is in Travelcard zone 7.

On 31 May 2015 the station, along with the Lea Valley Lines services, will transfer from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground Rail Operations.[4][5]

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters, and two trains per hour to Cheshunt from where onward connections can be made. Through trains to Hertford East run on Sundays and, prior to the rebuilding of Cheshunt Station in 2006, Hertford East was the northern terminus of most trains serving the Southbury line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "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
Turkey Street   Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
  Cheshunt
  Future Development  
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Turkey Street
towards Liverpool Street
  Lea Valley Lines   Cheshunt
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