Southbury (SBU) Station

Southbury (SBU) London Overground Station


Address: Southbury Road, Enfield, EN3 4HW | Get Directions      Station Code: SBU      Fare Zone: 5

Ticket Office:  Yes    Step Free:  No    Ticket Gates:  Yes

Overground Line Served:

Off Peak Service Frequency: 2 trains per hour in each direction:

  • 09 39 past to Liverpool Street
  • 14 44 past to Cheshunt

History

Churchbury Station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on their new Churchbury Loop line from Edmonton Green to Cheshunt on 1 October 1891.  The rural nature of the area, coupled with the inconvenient need to change trains at White Hart Lane to acces the City, plus the commencement of electric tramway services along the nearby Hertford Road, saw the station close to passengers in 1909.

Following Nationalisation of the railways in 1948, the line and station came under the management of British Railways (Eastern Region). In the late 1950s, British Railways took the decision to electrify the loop and reopen the three stations that had closed (Churchbury, Forty Hill & Theobalds Grove). Work began almost immediately and the line, as well as the station was reopened in November 1960 with the station renamed Southbury.  The station goods yard, that had been in use constantly from 1891 was closed to traffic in 1970 and was first reused as a timber merchants yard before becoming housing.

On 31 May 2015 Management of the station transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground.

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