Officers were called to the scene shortly before 7pm this evening following initial reports of a fight. The attack happened at Edmonton Green bus station. In a statement, the police said: “Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 17-year-old with stab injuries.
“He was taken to hospital, where he was initially in a critical condition.
“However his injuries are now not thought to be life-threatening, but may be life changing.”
There have been no arrests so far.
A crime scene remains in place as police investigate the attack.
The leader of Enfield Council, Councillor Nesil Caliskan, responded to the assault on Twitter.
She said: “I’m hearing reports of another stabbing in Edmonton this evening. It is too often.
“My thoughts are with victims, the grief and pain families will inevitably face, and my community in Enfield who are anxious and frightened.”
A women who works in a nearby shopping centre tweeted a photo showing an emergency respondent at the scene, with what appears to be medical equipment scattered around the floor.
Speaking to Express.co.uk she said: “I was just passing after work, luckily I left a few minutes later than usual or I would have been standing in that exact spot waiting for my bus home.
“The whole bus station was taped off.
“The ambulance was on scene with the person in the back.”
London experienced its largest number of murders in a decade last year, with 132 people being killed.
About 60 percent of these were the victims of stabbings.