Waltham Cross railway station
Waltham Cross railway station is on the West Anglia Main Line, serving the suburban town of Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, and the neighbouring Waltham Abbey in Essex, England. It is 12 miles 63 chains (20.6 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Enfield Lock and Cheshunt. Its three-letter station code is WLC and it is in Travelcard zone 7.
Station building in 2013
|Local authority||Borough of Broxbourne|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Northern and Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|1842 1840.||First station opened as Waltham|
|1 December 1882||Renamed Waltham Cross|
|1 May 1894||Renamed Waltham Cross & Abbey|
|20 February 1969||Renamed Waltham Cross|
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The station and all trains serving it are operated by Greater Anglia. The station has 4 Oyster card readers rather than ticket barriers.
The first station, together with the railway line from Stratford to Broxbourne, was opened by the Northern & Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. Originally called Waltham and later renamed to Waltham Cross, it is on a site to the south of the road between Waltham Cross and Waltham Abbey.
In 1885 the station was relocated to the current site. A subsequent renaming to Waltham Cross and Abbey was later rescinded.
The lines through Waltham Cross were electrified on 5 May 1969.
In 2011, a major redevelopment was carried out at the station in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics.
The typical off-peak service between Monday-Saturday is two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale, two trains per hour to Hertford East, one train per hour to Stratford, and one train per hour to Bishops Stortford.
On Sunday, the typical off peak service is two trains per hour to Stratford via Tottenham Hale and two trains per hour to Hertford East.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 240. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
- White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|