Enfield Lock railway station
is in the London Borough of Enfield
The London Borough of Enfield is the most northerly London borough and forms part of Outer London. It borders the London Boroughs of Barnet, Haringey and Waltham Forest...
in north east London
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, and is in Travelcard Zone 6
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, on the Tottenham Hale branch of the Lea Valley Lines
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, on the West Anglian Railway. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by National Express East Anglia.
Enfield Lock was the main station for the Royal Small Arms Factory
The Royal Small Arms Factory was a UK government-owned rifle factory in the London Borough of Enfield in an area generally known as the Lea Valley. The factory produced British military rifles, muskets and swords from 1816...
until its closure in the late 1980s, and now serves the large housing development on the site known as Enfield Island Village
Enfield Island Village is a modern village in the outskirts of the London Borough of Enfield, North London, home to a large housing development. Before 1998, Enfield Island Village formed part of the Epping Forest district of Essex, but was transferred to the borough of Enfield in Greater London...
, as well as the nearby Innova Science and Business park.
The railway line from Stratford to Broxbourne was opened by the Northern & Eastern Railway on 15 September 1840. The station itself was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway
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in 1855 as Ordnance Factory
, later renamed to Enfield Lock.
The lines through Enfield Lock were electrified on May 5, 1969.
London bus 121 and the 491 stop adjacent to the station.