- Cheshunt railway station
Cheshunt The station in January 2008, after rebuilding works completed 2006 Location Place Cheshunt Local authority Broxbourne Operations Station code CHN Managed by National Express East Anglia Owned by Network Rail Number of platforms 3 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 1.409 million 2005/06 * 1.408 million 2006/07 * 1.533 million 2007/08 * 1.692 million 2008/09 * 1.707 million History Opened 1846 National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cheshunt from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Cheshunt railway station serves the town of Cheshunt in Hertfordshire, England. It is on the West Anglia Main Line and the Lea Valley Lines, and train services are provided by National Express East Anglia.
National Express East Anglia has fulfilled a franchise commitment to extend the bay platform at Cheshunt to accommodate 8-coach trains (previously it could only accommodate up to 6 coaches). The works also involved replacing all existing station buildings, and replacing the station footbridge. Construction commenced in December 2005 and was largely complete by August 2006.
An Oyster Card extension to Cheshunt station from Enfield Lock railway station/Turkey Street railway station is in the planning stages. This means Waltham Cross railway station and Theobalds Grove railway station will also be included in the extension and will allow passengers travelling to Central London to be able to use Oyster, rather than paper tickets to travel.
The lines from Hackney Downs to Bishop's Stortford and Hertford East, including those through Cheshunt station, were electrified on November 21, 1960. The lines south from Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale were not electrified until May 5, 1969.
A railway existed in Cheshunt before the station and the main line from London were originally opened in the 1840s. The horse-drawn Cheshunt Railway was opened on 26 June 1825. Based on a design by Henry Robinson Palmer, this line ran for 0.75 mi (1.21 km) from the town's High Street to the River Lea, near where Cheshunt station is today. This long-defunct railway is of interest as it was the world's first passenger-carrying monorail and the first railway line to open in Hertfordshire.
The typical off-peak service from the station is:
- 4tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale
- 2tph to London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters
- 2tph to Cambridge
- 2tph to Bishops Stortford, one of which is extended to Stansted Airport
- 2tph to Hertford East
- 1tph to Stratford
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Preceding station National Rail Following station Waltham Cross National Express East Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
West Anglia Main Line
Broxbourne Theobalds Grove National Express East Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
Terminus Lea Valley Lines and Hertford East Branch Line Cheshunt via Southbury Chingford Enfield Town via Seven Sisters Hertford East via Tottenham Hale Railway stations in Hertfordshire Abbey Line: East Coast Main Line: Hertford East Branch Line: Hertford Loop Line: Hitchin to Cambridge Line: Lea Valley Lines:Cheshunt via SouthburyHertford East via Tottenham Hale London to Aylesbury Line: Thameslink: Watford DC Line: West Anglia Main Line: West Coast Main Line :
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