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.
|Local authority||Borough of Broxbourne|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Great Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|1 October 1891||Opened|
|1 October 1909||Closed|
|1 March 1915||Re-opened|
|1 July 1919||Closed|
|21 November 1960||Re-opened|
|London transport portal|
The station is in Travelcard Zone 7.
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. 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 .
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.
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
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Liverpool Street
|Enfield & Cheshunt Line||
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