Turkey Street railway station

Turkey Street Railway Station

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Turkey Street railway station is located in the Bullsmoor area of Enfield in the London Borough of Enfield, North London.

The station is in Travelcard Zone 6 and is served by Lea Valley Lines services. The station is operated by National Express East Anglia as are all trains serving it.

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 Turkey Street 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 station was opened as Forty Hill railway station, and did not gain its current name until 1960. The goods depot at the station closed in 1966.Brown, Joe, London Railway Atlas, page 5, Ian Allan Publishing, 2006

The current station building was built in the late 1980s. The previous and original station building had a...
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