Waltham Cross railway station

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Waltham Cross
National Rail
Waltham Cross stn building 2013.jpg
station building in 2013
Waltham Cross is located in Hertfordshire
Waltham Cross
Waltham Cross
Location of Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire
Location Waltham Cross
Local authority Broxbourne
Grid reference TL365003
Managed by Greater Anglia
Owner Network Rail
Station code WLC
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 7
National Rail annual entry and exit
2006–07 0.705 million[1]
2007–08 Steady 0.705 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.673 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.591 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.602 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.614 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.704 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Northern and Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1842[2] First station opened as Waltham
1 December 1882 Renamed Waltham Cross
1885 Resited
1 May 1894 Renamed Waltham Cross and Abbey
20 February 1969 Renamed Waltham Cross
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°41′06″N 0°01′36″W / 51.6851°N 0.0266°W / 51.6851; -0.0266

Waltham Cross railway station, opened in 1840, is a railway station that serves Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, England. It is also the closest railway station to Waltham Abbey, Essex, England. It is on the West Anglia Main Line, and train services are provided by Greater Anglia.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Waltham Cross station (along with Cheshunt, the next northbound station) was the main access point for the Broxbourne whitewater canoe and kayak slalom.

History[edit]

The station, together with the railway line from Stratford to Broxbourne, was opened by the Northern & Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. Originally called Waltham and later renamed to Waltham Cross, it was on a site to the north of the road between Waltham Cross and Waltham Abbey.

In 1885 the station was relocated to the current site. A subsequent renaming to Waltham Cross (& Abbey) was later rescinded.

The lines through Waltham Cross were electrified on 5 May 1969.[3]

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

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale, two trains per hour to Hertford East, one train per hour to Stratford, and one train per hour to Bishops Stortford.

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. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 240. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987

External links[edit]

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