Waltham Cross is a commuter station on the line from Cambridge and Hertford East to London Liverpool Street station.
The station opened in 1840 on the Northern and Eastern Railway Company's line from Stratford to Broxbourne, slightly to the north of the present location. Originally incorporated in 1836 to build a line from London to Cambridge, and thence to York via Lincoln, by 1843 the company had only reached Bishop's Stortford and they were taken over by the Eastern Counties Railway. The station was moved to the present site in 1885.
The station was rebuilt in the 1970s and now consists of a rather grim utilitarian brick building on the west (Hertford) platform, with small shelters on both platforms. The station has a self-service ticket machine for use when the ticket office is closed.
There is a small cycle rack, a taxi office adjacent to the station, and buses between Waltham Cross and Waltham Abbey stop on the bridge above the station. There is level access to the down (Hertford direction) platform only.
The service is provided by National Express East Anglia, providing a basic half-hourly service off-peak from Hertford East to Liverpool Street station Mondays to Saturdays, and hourly on Sunday. Peak hour services Monday to Saturday are roughly every 15 minutes.