Waltham Cross railway station

Waltham Cross National Rail

Station building in 2013
Waltham Cross
Location of Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire
Location Waltham Cross
Local authority Borough of Broxbourne
Grid reference TL365003
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Owner Network Rail
Station code WLC
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 7
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 0.602 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.614 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.704 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.770 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.882 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Northern and Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1842[2] 1840.[3] First station opened as Waltham
1 December 1882 Renamed Waltham Cross
1885 Resited
1 May 1894 Renamed Waltham Cross and Abbey
20 February 1969 Renamed Waltham Cross
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WGS84 51°41′06″N 0°01′36″W / 51.6851°N 0.0266°W / 51.6851; -0.0266Coordinates: 51°41′06″N 0°01′36″W / 51.6851°N 0.0266°W / 51.6851; -0.0266
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Waltham Cross railway station, opened in 1840, is a railway station located 12.4 miles NNE of central London that serves the suburban town of Waltham Cross and the neighbouring town of Waltham Abbey. It is on the West Anglia Main Line, and train services are provided by Abellio Greater Anglia.

During the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Waltham Cross and Cheshunt stations were the main rail stations used to access the Lee Valley White Water Centre for the whitewater slalom events.


The station, together with the railway line from Stratford to Broxbourne, was opened by the Northern & Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. Originally called Waltham and later renamed to Waltham Cross, it is on a site to the south of the road between Waltham Cross and Waltham Abbey.

In 1885 the station was relocated to the current site. A subsequent renaming to Waltham Cross and Abbey was later rescinded.

The lines through Waltham Cross were electrified on 5 May 1969.[4]

In 2011, a major redevelopment was carried out at the station in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics.

From 2 January 2013, Oyster cards are accepted at the station. The station is in Travelcard zone 7.

The station building prior to the 2011 redevelopment.


The typical off-peak service is two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale, two trains per hour to Hertford East, one train per hour to Stratford, and one train per hour to Bishops Stortford.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 240. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  4. White, H.P., A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 3 Greater London, David & Charles, 1987
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Tottenham Hale   Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Enfield Lock   Abellio Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Crossrail   Following station
Line 2
towards Hertford East
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