Cheshunt railway station
Cheshunt is a National Rail and London Overground station in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. On the National Rail network it is on the West Anglia Main Line, 14 miles 1 chain (22.6 km) from London Liverpool Street and situated between Waltham Cross and Broxbourne. On the London Overground network it is one of three northern termini of the Lea Valley lines.
The station in 2008, after rebuilding works completed 2006
|Local authority||Borough of Broxbourne|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||3|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||0.237 million|
|– interchange||0.237 million|
|– interchange||0.284 million|
|– interchange||0.345 million|
|– interchange||0.402 million|
|Original company||Eastern Counties Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|31 May 1846||Original station opened|
|1 October 1891||Station resited|
|London transport portal|
Former franchise holder National Express East Anglia fulfilled a commitment to extend the bay platform at Cheshunt to accommodate eight-coach trains (previously it could only accommodate six coaches). The works also involved replacing all existing station buildings, and replacing the station footbridge. Construction commenced in December 2005 and was largely complete by August 2006.
The lines from Hackney Downs to Bishop's Stortford and Hertford East, including those through Cheshunt, were electrified on 21 November 1960. The lines south via Tottenham Hale were not electrified until 5 May 1969. Prior to 1969, passenger services between Cheshunt and London via Tottenham Hale were normally operated by Class 125 diesel multiple units (which had been purpose-built for the line in 1958).
A railway existed in Cheshunt before the station and the main line from London were originally opened in the 1840s. The horse-drawn Cheshunt Railway was opened on 26 June 1825. Based on a design by Henry Robinson Palmer, this line ran for 0.75 mi (1.21 km) from the town's high street to the River Lea, near where Cheshunt station is today. This long-defunct railway is of interest as it was the world's first passenger-carrying monorail and the first railway line to open in Hertfordshire.
The typical off-peak service of trains per hour (tph) is as follows:
|Operator/line||Frequency to destination|
|Greater Anglia||4 tph to London Liverpool Street (via Tottenham Hale) |
2 tph to Hertford East
2 tph to Cambridge
2 tph to Stratford
|London Overground||2 tph all stations to London Liverpool Street (via Seven Sisters)|
Ticket barriers were installed in 2011. The through platforms (platforms 1 and 2) were extended to accommodate 12-coach trains in December 2011, though initially no 12-coach trains were scheduled to call.
The Liverpool Street–Cheshunt via Seven Sisters service is run by London Overground, after a change from Abellio Greater Anglia in May 2015.  All other services remain under Abellio, which also retains responsibility for the station management.
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- TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Tottenham Hale||Greater Anglia
towards Liverpool Street
|Enfield & Cheshunt Line||Terminus|
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|
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