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Busiest railway stations in Enfield borough revealed

More than 17 million journeys were made through Enfield’s 18 railway stations in 2022/23 but the number remains behind the pre-pandemic peak

Edmonton Green Station
Edmonton Green Station

Edmonton Green has retained its spot as Enfield borough’s busiest railway station – with one million more journeys to and from there than anywhere else.

In the latest annual data released by the government’s Office for Rail and Road, which covers the 2022/23 financial year, Edmonton Green was recorded as having 2.86 million entries and exits.

This puts the London Overground station far ahead of the route’s terminus at Enfield Town, which had 1.83m entries and exits over the same period.

However, reduced services at Edmonton Green which began in May this year could affect the station’s popularity in future.


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Rounding out the top five busiest local stations were Silver Street (1.48m), Palmers Green (1.27m) and Enfield Lock (1.18m).

The statistics only cover railway stations, so tube stations in the borough are not included.

At the other end of the table, Crews Hill is by far the quietest station in Enfield borough, with just 0.10m entries and exits in 2022/23. Meridian Water, which opened in 2019, is second quietest (0.21m), ahead of Hadley Wood (0.29m), Grange Park (0.37m) and New Southgate (0.69m).

While the number of railway journeys being made in Enfield has increased significantly since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic three years ago, they remain behind the pre-pandemic peak.

There were a total of 17.58m entries and exits at Enfield stations in 2022/23, up from 14.18m in 2021/22 but still well behind the 22.16m of 2018/19.

However, the upward trend suggests that Enfield rail journeys could reach a new peak by 2024/25.


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