Enfield Town (ENF) Station

Enfield Town (ENF) London Overground Station


Address: Southbury Road, Enfield EN1 1YX | Get Directions      Station Code: ENF      Fare Zone: 5

Ticket Office:  Yes    Step Free:  Yes     Ticket Gates:  Yes

Overground Lines Served:

Off Peak Service Frequency:

2 trains per hour

  • 03 33 past to Liverpool Street.

History

When the Northern & Eastern Railway constructed their line between Stratford and Broxbourne in 1840 they declined the option to build a branchline to Enfield. Despite local pressure and a bill being placed before Parliament, it was not until 1846 that the Enfield and Edmonton Railway Bill was passed and the Eastern Counties Railway appointed to construct a line from Edmonton to Enfield, with construction commencing in 1848.

The branch line opened in 1849 with the terminus, named Enfield, utilising a former schoolhouse that once included the poet, John Keats as one of its students. The schoolhouse was demolished and replaced in 1872, when the Great Eastern Railway’s new, more direct service commenced between Enfield and Liverpool Street, this also led to the cessation of the North & Eastern Railway service and was followed in 1886 by the Great Eastern Railway renaming the station Enfield Town.

In 1957 the GER station buildings were demolished and replaced by the existing structure that was designed by British Railways architect H. H. Powell.

Management of the station passed to London Overground from Abellio Greater Anglia in 2015.

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