Broxbourne railway station

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Broxbourne National Rail
Broxbourne railway station Platforms & bridge.jpg
Broxbourne is located in Hertfordshire
Broxbourne
Broxbourne
Location of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire
LocationBroxbourne
Local authorityBorough of Broxbourne
Grid referenceTL374072
Managed byGreater Anglia
Station codeBXB
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms4
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zoneB
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.630 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.312 million[2]
2014–15Increase 1.708 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 0.301 million[2]
2015–16Increase 1.780 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.308 million[2]
2016–17Increase 1.838 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.344 million[2]
2017–18Increase 1.872 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 0.343 million[2]
Railway companies
Original companyNorthern and Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
15 September 1840 (1840-09-15)Opened as Broxbourne & Hoddesdon
?Renamed Broxbourne
Other information
External links
WGS8451°44′49″N 0°00′40″W / 51.747°N 0.011°W / 51.747; -0.011Coordinates: 51°44′49″N 0°00′40″W / 51.747°N 0.011°W / 51.747; -0.011
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal
View north-east, to the country, in 1995
View south towards London in 1995
View north, towards Cambridge in 1960

Broxbourne railway station is on the West Anglia Main Line serving the towns of Broxbourne and Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, England. It is 17 miles 17 chains (27.7 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Cheshunt and Roydon. Its three-letter station code is BXB and it is in fare zone B.

The station and all trains serving it are operated by Greater Anglia.

History[edit]

Broxbourne station was officially opened by the Northern and Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. It was on the company's proposed line to Cambridge, but the next section of the line to Latton Mill (Harlow) was not opened until August 1841. Therefore, for a short period of time Broxbourne was the terminus for the line which ran up the Lea Valley from Stratford Junction, where it joined the Eastern Counties Railway. The station was moved from its original site in Station Road to the present site in 1959 with the new buildings designed by H.H. Powell, of the British Railways Eastern Region Architects' Department[3] with T. Rainier as the Project Architect.

The station was Grade II listed in March 2009;[4] "one of a very small number of post-war railway stations of clear architectural distinction".[5]

Ticket barriers were installed in 2011.

The centre platforms (platforms 2 and 3) were extended to accommodate 12-coach trains in December 2011, though initially no 12-coach trains were scheduled to call.

Of the four platforms, platform 1 is used by terminating or starting services to and from Liverpool Street, Stratford and Hertford East, platform 2 is used by services to Liverpool Street and Stratford, platform 3 is used by services to Hertford East, Cambridge and Bishops Stortford, and platform 4 is used by services to Hertford East.

Service[edit]

British Rail Class 379 on a Sunday service to Stratford

The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service is:

In the peak selected services continue further to Waterbeach before terminating at Ely.

On Sundays the general service pattern is:

  • 2 tph to London Liverpool Street, of which:
    • 1 calls at Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale, taking 30 minutes.
    • 1 calls at Cheshunt, Tottenham Hale and Hackney Downs.
  • 2 tph to Stratford, calling at Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Ponders End, Tottenham Hale and Lea Bridge.
  • 2 tph to Hertford East as above, taking 18 minutes.
  • 1 tph to Cambridge, of calling at Harlow Town, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Audley End Whittlesford Parkway and Shelford.
  • 1 tph to Cambridge North which calls at all stations (as above).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broxbourne (BXB)". National Rail Enquiries. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Brigit (2002). The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire. Yale University Press. p. 115. ISBN 0300096119.
  4. ^ Broxbourne Borough Council. "Press Release: Broxbourne Railway Station is designated as a Grade II listed building". Retrieved 7 June 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ Stuff, Good. "Broxbourne Railway Station, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk.

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