Trains first came to Broxbourne in southeast Hertfordshire in 1840, but the station was moved to its current site in 1959. In 2009 it was designated a Grade II-listed building in recognition of its value as "one of a very small number of post-war railway stations of clear architectural distinction." The station was built next to the New River, an artificial waterway constructed in the 17th century to bring a supply of fresh drinking water into London. Now you can walk the whole length from Hertford to Stoke Newington along the New River Path.
Broxbourne is on the western edge of the Lee Valley Regional Park, the largest park in Greater London at 10,000 acres, featuring a wide variety of landscapes and stretches of water. Broxbourne station is on the West Anglia Main Line serving Liverpool Street and Stratford in central London and Hertford East and Cambridge to the north.