Edmonton's population soared with the opening of Edmonton Green station in 1872. Along with the tramway added in 1881, it attracted a working class population to the town, sparking a rise in new housing developments. Commuter traffic rose steadily, and Edmonton Green's outdoor market soon followed. Today, the station is in Travelcard Zone 4 and shuttles commuters to Liverpool Street station. Its modern ticket office was built in the 1980s, and the station had a minor facelift in 2015, giving it a new set of lifts.
Retail remains Edmonton's major attraction, just as was in the 1800s. Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, just two minutes' walk from the station, has a wide range of big-name stores, local businesses and food outlets - it also hosts regular community events. A few miles to the east you'll find the River Lea, whose riverside paths will take keen urban walkers all the way into central London.