Broxbourne railway station

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Broxbourne National Rail
Broxbourne railway station Platforms & bridge.jpg
Broxbourne is located in Hertfordshire
Location of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire
Location Broxbourne
Local authority Borough of Broxbourne
Grid reference TL374072
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Station code BXB
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone B
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 1.431 million[1]
– interchange  Increase 0.266 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.606 million[1]
– interchange  Increase 0.301 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.630 million[1]
– interchange  Increase 0.312 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.708 million[1]
– interchange  Decrease 0.301 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.780 million[1]
– interchange  Increase 0.308 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Northern and Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
15 September 1840 (1840-09-15) Opened as Broxbourne and Hoddesdon
? Renamed Broxbourne
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°44′49″N 0°00′40″W / 51.747°N 0.011°W / 51.747; -0.011Coordinates: 51°44′49″N 0°00′40″W / 51.747°N 0.011°W / 51.747; -0.011
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View NE, towards Bishops Stortford in 1995
View S towards London in 1995
View northward, towards Cambridge in 1960

Broxbourne railway station, opened in 1840,[2] serves the towns of Broxbourne and Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, England. It is on the West Anglia Main Line, and train services are provided by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also manages the station.


Broxbourne Station was officially opened by the Northern and Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. It was on their proposed line to Cambridge, but the next section of the line to Latton Mill (Harlow) was not opened until August 1841. Therefore, for a short period of time Broxbourne served as the terminus for the line which ran up the Lea Valley from Stratford Junction where it joined the Eastern Counties Railway. The station was moved from its original site in Station Road to the present site in 1959.

The station was Grade II listed in March 2009;[3] "one of a very small number of post-war railway stations of clear architectural distinction".[4]

Ticket barriers were installed in 2011.

The centre platforms (platforms 2 and 3) were extended to accommodate 12-coach trains in December 2011, though initially no 12-coach trains were scheduled to call.

Of the four platforms, platform 1 is used by terminating or starting services to and from Liverpool Street, Stratford and Hertford East, platform 2 is used by services to Liverpool Street and Stratford, platform 3 is used by services to Hertford East, Cambridge and Bishops Stortford and platform 4 is used by services to Hertford East.


British Rail Class 379 on a Sunday service to Stratford

The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service is:

In the peak selected services continue further to Waterbeach before terminating at Ely.

On Sundays the general service pattern is:

  • 2 tph to London Liverpool Street, of which:
    • 1 calls at Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale, taking 30 minutes.
    • 1 calls at Cheshunt, Tottenham Hale and Hackney Downs.
  • 2 tph to Stratford, calling at Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Ponders End, Tottenham Hale and Lea Bridge.
  • 2 tph to Hertford East as above, taking 18 minutes.
  • 1 tph to Cambridge, of calling at Harlow Town, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Audley End Whittlesford Parkway and Shelford.
  • 1 tph to Cambridge North which calls at all stations (as above).


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Preceding station National Rail Following station
Cheshunt   Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Abellio Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
(Hertford East Branch Line)
  Rye House
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Line 2
towards Hertford East