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Bruce Grove railway station

Bruce Grove is a London Overground station on the Lea Valley Lines, located in central Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey in north London. It is 6 miles 28 chains (10.2 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Seven Sisters and White Hart Lane. Its three-letter station code is BCV and it is in Travelcard zone 3.

Bruce Grove London Overground
Bruce Grove railway station 1.jpg
Bruce Grove is located in Greater London
Bruce Grove
Bruce Grove
Location of Bruce Grove in Greater London
Location Tottenham
Local authority London Borough of Haringey
Managed by London Overground
Station code BCV
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.444 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.473 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.531 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.581 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 0.990 million[1]
Key dates
July 1872 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°35′38″N 0°04′13″W / 51.594°N 0.0704°W / 51.594; -0.0704Coordinates: 51°35′38″N 0°04′13″W / 51.594°N 0.0704°W / 51.594; -0.0704
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
The station approach in 1961

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HistoryEdit

Bruce Grove was originally a stop on the Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway and opened on 22 July 1872. Today it is on the Seven Sisters branch of the Lea Valley Lines and sees four trains per hour to Liverpool Street and two to either Cheshunt or Enfield Town. The station is not far from Bruce Castle and takes its name from a road forming part of the A10.

In the early 1980s several changes were made to the appearance of the station. The wooden covered staircases to both platforms were replaced by open-air concrete staircases. The London-bound platform roof was shortened and the waiting rooms boarded up. The northbound roof opposite (which was identical) was completely removed and a small shelter built of brick was installed in its place. This shelter lasted for nearly 20 years before it was demolished and a new roof, built in the style of the original, although much shorter, was constructed giving the illusion of original authenticity to the station. Haringey council funded the work and the station is considered a site of historic interest in the locality.

Despite being in the heart of Tottenham and being at one time a busy station, Bruce Grove's ticket office is rarely open. In May 2015 the station and all services that call there transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia to become part of the London Overground network.[2][3]

In November 2015 a major facelift for the station was announced.[4]

ServicesEdit

Trains are operated by London Overground.

The typical off-peak weekday service pattern from Bruce Grove is:

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 123, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476 and W4 and night routes N76 and N279 serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
Enfield & Cheshunt Line