Brimsdown railway station

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Brimsdown National Rail
Brimsdown station look south.JPG
Brimsdown is located in Greater London
Location of Brimsdown in Greater London
Location Brimsdown
Local authority London Borough of Enfield
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Owner Network Rail
Station code BMD
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05  0.328 million[2]
2005–06 Decrease 0.315 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 0.461 million[2]
2007–08 Increase 0.533 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.519 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 0.453 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.466 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 0.508 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.599 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 0.658 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 0.764 million[2]
Key dates
1884 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°39′20″N 0°01′51″W / 51.6556°N 0.0308°W / 51.6556; -0.0308Coordinates: 51°39′20″N 0°01′51″W / 51.6556°N 0.0308°W / 51.6556; -0.0308

The station in 1961

Brimsdown railway station is in the London Borough of Enfield in north east London. The station is in Travelcard Zone 5, on the Tottenham Hale branch of the Lea Valley Lines, 17 km (10¾ miles) north of London Liverpool Street. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

grid reference TQ363970

In 1951, Brimsdown railway station was used as the set for part of the Alexander Mackendrick film The Man in the White Suit, starring Alec Guinness (the station where Sidney Stratton tries to buy a ticket near the end of the film).[3]


The railway line from Stratford to Broxbourne was opened by the Northern & Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. The station itself was opened by the Great Eastern Railway in 1884.[4]

The lines through Brimsdown were electrified on 5 May 1969.[5]


There is a half-hourly service southbound to London Liverpool Street via Hackney Downs and two trains per hour northbound to Hertford East. Sundays there is an hourly service towards Liverpool Street via Hackney Downs and to Hertford East.

Oyster Card Readers came into use on 2 January 2010.[6]


London Buses routes 191, 307 and 491 serve the station.


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Internet Movie Database locations Retrieved 7 July 2009
  4. ^ Brown, Joe, London Railway Atlas, page 5, Ian Allan Publishing, 2006
  5. ^ White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987
  6. ^

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