Enfield Town railway station
Location of Enfield Town in Greater London
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Enfield Town is the northern terminus of a branch of the Lea Valley Lines, on the London Overground network. It is the most central of several stations in the London Borough of Enfield, north London. It is 10 miles 55 chains (17.2 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street, the southern terminus.
Its three-letter station code is ENF and it is in Travelcard zone 5. In 2015 the line and Enfield Town station were transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia operation to London Overground and added to the Tube map.
The station was opened on 1 March 1849 by the Eastern Counties Railways as Enfield. It was renamed Enfield Town on 1 April 1886.
A house which had stood on the site since the late 17th century is said to have been the birthplace of Isaac D'Israeli, father of Benjamin Disraeli. It later became a school, at which John Keats was educated. It then became the original station-house before being demolished in 1872. The fine 17th-century brickwork facade, once attributed to Christopher Wren, was dismantled, and reconstructed at South Kensington Museum.
Its place was taken by a brick station building with an attached station-master's house and a walled forecourt. This in turn was replaced in 1957 by the present building by the British Railways architect H. H. Powell. Ticket barriers were installed in 2012.
Stations in Enfield
Enfield town is also served by the Hertford Loop Line with a station at Enfield Chase on the opposite side of the town centre. The nearest station on the West Anglia Main Line is at Ponders End. Enfield Lock is another main line station in the north of the town, on the Tottenham Hale branch of the Lea Valley Lines.
The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to/from London Liverpool Street. At peak times four trains per hour serve the station and there are additional trains on Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's matchdays, which do not call at all stations along the line.
- "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
- Ford, Edward; Hodson, George H. (1873). A History of Enfield in the County of Middlesex. Enfield. p. 206.
- "Architectural-facade". Victoria and Albert Museum.
- Connor, Jim (2004). Branch Lines to Enfield Town and Palace Gates. Middleton Press. p. 96. ISBN 9781904474326.
- TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
- TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
- Table 21 National Rail timetable, May 2017
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