Waltham Cross railway station
station building in 2013
Location of Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Northern and Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|1842||First station opened as Waltham|
|1 December 1882||Renamed Waltham Cross|
|1 May 1894||Renamed Waltham Cross and Abbey|
|20 February 1969||Renamed Waltham Cross|
|Lists of stations|
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.
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 A subsequent renaming to Waltham Cross (& Abbey) was later rescinded.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.
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.
- "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2011. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 240. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Enfield Lock||Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
West Anglia Main Line
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|
towards Hertford East