Southbury railway station

Southbury is a London Overground station on the Southbury Loop section of the Lea Valley lines, located on the easterly side of Enfield in north London. It is 10 miles 32 chains (16.7 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Edmonton Green and Turkey Street.

Southbury London Overground
Southbury station building.JPG
Southbury is located in Greater London
Location of Southbury in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Enfield
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeSBU
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 0.834 million[1]
2016–17Increase 0.939 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.985 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.997 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 0.935 million[1]
Key dates
1 October 1891Opened as Churchbury
1 October 1909Closed
1 March 1915Re-opened
1 July 1919Closed
21 November 1960Re-opened as Southbury
Other information
External links
WGS8451°38′54″N 0°03′11″W / 51.6484°N 0.0530°W / 51.6484; -0.0530Coordinates: 51°38′54″N 0°03′11″W / 51.6484°N 0.0530°W / 51.6484; -0.0530
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

The station is in Travelcard Zone 5.


The line from Bury Street Junction, north of Edmonton Green station, to Cheshunt was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on 1 October 1891 when this station opened with the name Churchbury. The line was known as the Churchbury Loop.

The district was still predominantly rural, and the coming of the tram to Waltham Cross in 1904 saw the railway unable to compete. Passenger services ceased on 1 October 1909, but were reinstated for munitions workers between 1 March 1915 and 1 July 1919.

After that the line was used only by goods trains until it was electrified as part of a wider scheme, and the station reopened as Southbury on 21 November 1960.[2] The line is now known as the Southbury Loop. The goods yard closed in 1970.[3]

On 31 May 2015, the station and all services that call transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground Rail Operations.[4][5]


The typical off-peak service of trains per hour (tph) is as follows:[6]

Operator/line Frequency to destination
London Overground 2 tph all stations to London Liverpool Street
2 tph all stations to Cheshunt


London Buses routes 121, 191, 307 and 313 serve the station.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987
  3. ^ Brown, Joe, London Railway Atlas, page 5, Ian Allan Publishing, 2006
  4. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  5. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  6. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2016, Table 21
  7. ^ "Enfield Bus Garage / Southbury Station (Stop B)". Transport for London. Retrieved 13 October 2020.

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Enfield & Cheshunt Line
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