- Brimsdown railway station
Infobox London station
name = Brimsdown
code = BMD
National Express East Anglia
zone = 5
borough = Enfield
start = 1884
platforms = 2
railexits0506=0.315 | railexits0607 =0.461
railcode = BMD
Brimsdown railway station is in the
London Borough of Enfieldin north east London. The station is in Travelcard Zone 5, on the Tottenham Hale branch of the Lea Valley Lines, 17 km (10¾ miles) north of London Liverpool Street. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by National Express East Anglia.
In 1951, Brimsdown railway station was used as the set for part of the
Alexander Mackendrickfilm " The Man in the White Suit", starring Alec Guinness(the station where Sidney Stratton tries to buy a ticket near the end of the film).
The railway line from Stratford to Broxbourne was opened by the
Northern & Eastern Railwayon 15 September 1840. The station itself was opened by the Great Eastern Railwayin 1884. [Brown, Joe, "London Railway Atlas", page 5, Ian Allan Publishing, 2006]
The lines through Brimsdown were electrified on
May 5 1969. [White, H.P., "A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London", David & Charles, 1987]
There is a half-hourly service southbound to London Liverpool Street and 2 trains per hour northbound to Hertford East. Sundays there is an hourly service towards Liverpool Street and Bishop's Stortford.
The typical journey time to Liverpool Street is 22 minutes.
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