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.
|Local authority||Borough of Broxbourne|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||4|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||0.301 million|
|– interchange||0.308 million|
|– interchange||0.344 million|
|– interchange||0.343 million|
|– interchange||0.343 million|
|Original company||Northern and Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|15 September 1840||Opened as Broxbourne & Hoddesdon|
|London transport portal|
The station and all trains serving it are operated by Greater Anglia.
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 station was moved from its original site in Station Road to the present site in 1959 with the new buildings designed by H.H. Powell, of the British Railways Eastern Region Architects' Department with T. Rainier as the Project Architect.
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.
The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service is:
- 4 tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street, of which:
- 2 tph to Stratford, of which
- 1 calls at Cheshunt, Enfield Lock, Northumberland Park, Tottenham Hale and Lea Bridge.
- 1 calls at Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Tottenham Hale and Lea Bridge.
- 2 tph to Hertford East, calling at Rye House, St Margarets and Ware, taking 17 minutes.
- 2 tph to Bishops Stortford, of which:
- 1 calls at Roydon, Harlow Town, Harlow Mill and Sawbridgeworth
- 1 calls at Harlow Town and Sawbridgeworth
- 1 tph to Cambridge calling at Harlow Town, Bishop's Stortford, Audley End and Whittlesford Parkway, taking 46 minutes.
- 1 tph to Cambridge North which calls at Roydon, Harlow Town, Harlow Mill, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Stansted Mountfitchet, Elsenham, Newport, Audley End, Great Chesterford ,Whittlesford Parkway, Shelford and Cambridge taking 64 minutes.
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).
- "Broxbourne (BXB)". National Rail Enquiries. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Brigit (2002). The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire. Yale University Press. p. 115. ISBN 0300096119.
- Broxbourne Borough Council. "Press Release: Broxbourne Railway Station is designated as a Grade II listed building". Retrieved 7 June 2009.[dead link]
- Stuff, Good. "Broxbourne Railway Station, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
West Anglia Main Line
|Roydon or Harlow Town|
Hertford East Branch Line
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|