Theobalds Grove railway station

Theobalds Grove Railway Station

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Theobalds Grove railway station serves Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, England. It is part of the Lea Valley Lines network, and train services are provided by National Express East Anglia.

History

The railway line from Bury Street Junction, north of the current Edmonton Green station, to Cheshunt was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on October 1, 1891. It was known as the Churchbury Loop.

The district served by the line was still predominantly rural, and the coming of the tram to Waltham Cross in 1904 saw the railway unable to compete. Passenger services ceased on October 1, 1909, but were reinstated for the benefit of munitions workers between March 1, 1915 and July 1, 1919.

After that the line was only served by freight trains until the line was electrified as part of a wider scheme, and Theobalds Grove station reopened to passengers on November 21, 1960.White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987 The line is now known as the Southbury Loop.

The goods depot at the station closed in 1967. Its site is now the station car park .Brown, Joe, London Railway Atlas, page 5, Ian Allan Publishing, 2006

The station was much changed in the early 1980s along with several other stations on the line. The roofs on both platforms were removed and modern shorter replacements were installed (similar structures were built at Seven Sisters Station at the same time). Steel...
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