Trains to Waltham Cross

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Waltham Cross is a suburb of the metropolitan London area, it is situated in the Borough of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. It distances 12 miles (20 km) north of London Charing Cross, immediately north of the M25 and Enfield. It occupies a south-eastern far corner of Hertfordshire bordering with Essex. The suburb economy is driven by Park Plaza, situated on west side of town, next to Junction 25 of the M25. The industrial park issues publications for the following world’s known newspapers that include News International, The Sun, The Times and News of the World.  Over 200 people work in this field, printing 86,000 newspapers per hour on each of its twelve printing presses, with a total capacity of over 1,000,000 newspapers per hour.

The area is served by two railway stations, Waltham Cross station and Theobalds Grove station. Waltham Cross railway station is a busy commuter station, operating frequent trains to London Liverpool Street and Stratford calling at Tottenham Hale providing links to the Victoria Line. Waltham Cross offers travellers’ easy connections to Stansted Airport and Cambridge and train services to Hertford East and Bishops Stortford. While Theobalds Grove station, located on the north side of the town centre operates services run by London Overground directed to London Liverpool Street calling at Seven Sisters as well as links to the Victoria line.

The suburb has a modest commercial centre similar to many small towns of its type. Town’s visitors will benefit from a pedestrianised High Street characterised by a mixture of retail chain stores, independent shops and banks. There is a covered shopping mall and Fish Pools Department Store well known for upholstery and fancy furniture. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the town livens up thanks to an open market held in Waltham Cross streets.

The main landmark attraction is Eleanor Cross, one of the three surviving stone monuments named after Elanor Of Castile, the wife of Edward I. The monument was built in 1294 and it was designed by Nicholas Dymenge de Reyns. The cross has hexagonal shape and it is made of three stages. The main stage has three statues of the Queen, each standing in a niche under a canopy, while the other three faces have a niche bisected by a buttress. The original sculptures have been replaced during its restoration in1884, but one of the originals is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The other two monuments are in Geddington and one in Hardingstone. Visitors travelling to town to visit the monument are advised to purchase Advance train tickets to Waltham Cross. They will find the monument at the centre of the town. Walking along the town’s high street, visitors will come across the Four sculpted swans sign of a now demolished public house, it is the replica of the former sign that has been erected in 2007. The original signs are preserved at the Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon. Half a mile away from the station visitors can reach the Lee Valley White Water Centre, where they can follow in the paddle strokes of Olympic champions, and just a little further they will find the historic Waltham Abbey and Gardens. Nature lovers frequently travel to Waltham Cross as it sits at the southern end of the vast Lee Valley Park, the largest park in Greater London, offering more than 10,000 acres and a vast array of spaces and activities. Book group train tickets to Waltham Cross and come and enjoy with family and friends’ lakes, rivers, nature reserves, open parkland, formal gardens and sports centres. Advance bookings allow travellers to benefit from early booking discounts, special offers and discounted group booking train fares.

Waltham Cross train station is equipped with two platforms. Platform 1 serves trains directed to London, while trains directed to Hertford East and Bishops Stortford depart from platform 2. Platforms can be accessed via stairs or lifts and a pedestrian bridge. The train station’s facilities include a ticket office, a coffee shop and an accessible toilet. Outside the station’s main entrance travellers will find a pay-and-display car park, taxi rank, bicycle racks and a bus stop offering services to the town centre and towards Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey. CCTV and Wi-Fi operate at this station.