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.
|Local authority||London Borough of Enfield|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 October 1891||Opened as Churchbury|
|1 October 1909||Closed|
|1 March 1915||Re-opened|
|1 July 1919||Closed|
|21 November 1960||Re-opened as Southbury|
|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. The line is now known as the Southbury Loop. The goods yard closed in 1970.
The typical off-peak service of trains per hour (tph) is as follows:
|Operator/line||Frequency to destination|
|London Overground||2 tph all stations to London Liverpool Street|
2 tph all stations to Cheshunt
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987
- Brown, Joe, London Railway Atlas, page 5, Ian Allan Publishing, 2006
- 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
- GB National Rail Timetable 2016, Table 21
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|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Liverpool Street
|Enfield & Cheshunt Line||