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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.

Waltham Cross National Rail
Waltham Cross stn building 2013.jpg
Station building in 2013
Waltham Cross is located in Hertfordshire
Waltham Cross
Waltham Cross
Location of Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire
LocationWaltham Cross
Local authorityBorough of Broxbourne
Grid referenceTL365003
Managed byGreater Anglia
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeWLC
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone7
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.770 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.882 million[1]
2015–16Increase 1.031 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.113 million[1]
2017–18Increase 1.156 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyNorthern and Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1842[2] 1840.[3]First station opened as Waltham
1 December 1882Renamed Waltham Cross
1885Re-sited
1 May 1894Renamed Waltham Cross & Abbey
20 February 1969Renamed Waltham Cross
Other information
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WGS8451°41′06″N 0°01′36″W / 51.6851°N 0.0266°W / 51.6851; -0.0266Coordinates: 51°41′06″N 0°01′36″W / 51.6851°N 0.0266°W / 51.6851; -0.0266
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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.

During the 2012 Olympic Games, Waltham Cross and Cheshunt provided the main rail access to the Lee Valley White Water Centre.

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HistoryEdit

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 A subsequent renaming to Waltham Cross and Abbey was later rescinded.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.[4]

In 2011, a major redevelopment was carried out at the station in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics.

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

 
The station building prior to the 2011 redevelopment.

ServiceEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 240. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  4. ^ White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987

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