Theobalds Grove railway station

Theobalds Grove is a London Overground station on the Southbury Loop section of the Lea Valley lines, located in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. The station is named after the nearby Theobalds Park. It is 13 miles 45 chains (21.8 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Turkey Street and Cheshunt, the northern terminus.

Theobalds Grove London Overground
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Theobalds Grove is located in Hertfordshire
Theobalds Grove
Theobalds Grove
Location of Theobalds Grove in Hertfordshire
LocationWaltham Cross
Local authorityBorough of Broxbourne
Grid referenceTL358010
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeTEO
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone7
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Decrease 0.298 million[1]
2015–16Increase 0.352 million[1]
2016–17Increase 0.414 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.586 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.643 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 October 1891Opened
1 October 1909Closed
1 March 1915Re-opened
1 July 1919Closed
21 November 1960Re-opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°41′31″N 0°02′06″W / 51.692°N 0.035°W / 51.692; -0.035Coordinates: 51°41′31″N 0°02′06″W / 51.692°N 0.035°W / 51.692; -0.035
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

The station is in Travelcard Zone 7.


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

The district served by the line 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 the benefit of munitions workers between 1 March 1915 and 1 July 1919.

After that the line was only served by freight trains until the line was electrified as part of a wider scheme, and Theobalds Grove station reopened to passengers on 21 November 1960.[2] The line is now known as the Southbury Loop.

The goods depot at the station closed in 1967. Its site is now the station car park .[3]

The station was much changed in the early 1980s along with several other stations on the line. The roofs on both platforms were removed and modern shorter replacements were installed (similar structures were built at Seven Sisters Station at the same time). Steel stairs replaced the wooden stairs leading up to the north-bound platforms though the wooden cover was retained. The London-bound staircase was left unaltered. The ticket office was also partially reconstructed.

From 2 January 2013, Oyster cards have been accepted at the station. The station is in Travelcard zone 7.

On 31 May 2015 the station and all services that call here 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


  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

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