Enfield Lock railway station

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Enfield Lock National Rail
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Enfield Lock is located in Greater London
Enfield Lock
Enfield Lock
Location of Enfield Lock in Greater London
LocationEnfield Lock
Local authorityLondon Borough of Enfield
Managed byGreater Anglia
Station codeENL
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13Increase 1.044 million[2]
2013–14Decrease 1.032 million[2]
2014–15Increase 1.188 million[2]
2015–16Increase 1.378 million[2]
2016–17Increase 1.397 million[2]
Key dates
1855Opened
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WGS8451°40′15″N 0°01′42″W / 51.6709°N 0.0284°W / 51.6709; -0.0284Coordinates: 51°40′15″N 0°01′42″W / 51.6709°N 0.0284°W / 51.6709; -0.0284
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Enfield Lock railway station is on the Lea Valley line that forms part of the West Anglia Main Line, in the London Borough of Enfield, north London. It is 11 miles 65 chains (19.0 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Brimsdown and Waltham Cross. Its three-letter station code is ENL and it is in Travelcard zone 6.

The station and all trains serving it are operated by Greater Anglia.

Enfield Lock was the main station for the Royal Small Arms Factory until its closure in the late 1980s, and now serves the large housing development on the site known as Enfield Island Village, as well as the nearby Innova Science and Business park.

History[edit]

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 Eastern Counties Railway in 1855 as Ordnance Factory, later renamed in 1886[3] to Enfield Lock.[4]

The lines through Enfield Lock were electrified on 5 May 1969.[5] Prior to the completion of electrification in 1969, passenger services between Cheshunt and London Liverpool Street through Enfield Lock station were normally operated by Class 125 diesel multiple units (which had been purpose-built for the line in 1958).

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 121 and 491 serve the station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  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

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brimsdown   Greater Anglia
Tottenham Hale Line
  Waltham Cross
Angel Road (Mon-Fri) or
Northumberland Park (Mon-Sat) or
Tottenham Hale
  Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Waltham Cross
or Cheshunt
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Crossrail
Line 2
towards Broxbourne