Brimsdown railway station


Brimsdown railway station

Infobox London station
name = Brimsdown
code = BMD



manager = National Express East Anglia
zone = 5
locale = Brimsdown
borough = Enfield
owner = Network Rail
start = 1884
platforms = 2
railexits0405=0.328
railexits0506=0.315 | railexits0607 =0.461
railcode = BMD

Brimsdown railway station is in the London Borough of Enfield in 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 Mackendrick film "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).

History

The railway line from Stratford to Broxbourne was opened by the Northern & Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. The station itself was opened by the Great Eastern Railway in 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]

ervice

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.

References

External links

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