Broxbourne railway station

Broxbourne railway station is on the West Anglia Main Line serving the towns of Broxbourne and Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, England. It is 17 miles 17 chains (27.7 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Cheshunt and Roydon. Its three-letter station code is BXB and it is in fare zone B.

Broxbourne National Rail
Broxbourne is located in Hertfordshire
Location of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire
Local authorityBorough of Broxbourne
Grid referenceTL374072
Managed byGreater Anglia
Station codeBXB
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms4
Fare zoneB
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 1.915 million[2]
– interchange Steady 0.343 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 1.857 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.354 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.389 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 84,032[2]
2021–22Increase 1.141 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.220 million[2]
2022–23Increase 1.376 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.285 million[2]
Railway companies
Original companyNorthern and Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
15 September 1840 (1840-09-15)Opened as Broxbourne & Hoddesdon
4 May 1970Renamed Broxbourne[3]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°44′49″N 0°00′40″W / 51.747°N 0.011°W / 51.747; -0.011
 London transport portal

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

History edit

Broxbourne station was officially opened by the Northern and Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. It was on the company's 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 was the terminus for the line which ran up the Lea Valley from Stratford Junction, where it joined the Eastern Counties Railway. The original station building was demolished in 1959 and replaced with new buildings designed by H.H. Powell, of the British Railways Eastern Region Architects' Department[4] with T. Rainier as the Project Architect.

Broxbourne Station Sign intersecting Lea Valley
Inside Broxbourne Station
Broxbourne northbound platforms looking south

The station was Grade II listed in March 2009;[5] "one of a very small number of post-war railway stations of clear architectural distinction".[6]

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 and Bishops Stortford.

Service edit

Broxbourne station footpath showing New River

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 which calls at all stations (as above).
Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Cheshunt   Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Roydon or Harlow Town
  Greater Anglia
Hertford East Branch Line
  Rye House
Future development
Preceding station   Crossrail Following station
Cheshunt Crossrail 2 Terminus

References edit

  1. ^ "Broxbourne (BXB)". National Rail Enquiries. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 100. OCLC 931112387.
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Brigit (2002). The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire. Yale University Press. p. 115. ISBN 0300096119.
  5. ^ Broxbourne Borough Council. "Press Release: Broxbourne Railway Station is designated as a Grade II listed building". Retrieved 7 June 2009.[dead link]
  6. ^ Stuff, Good. "Broxbourne Railway Station, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire".

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