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Harringay Green Lanes railway station

Harringay Green Lanes railway station is a railway station in Harringay, north London. It is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line between Crouch Hill and South Tottenham. It is in travelcard Zone 3 in the London Borough of Haringey just outside of the London Borough of Hackney.

Harringay Green Lanes London Overground
Harringay Green Lanes stn entrance westbound.JPG
Entrance to westbound platform
Harringay Green Lanes is located in Greater London
Harringay Green Lanes
Harringay Green Lanes
Location of Harringay Green Lanes in Greater London
Location Harringay
Local authority London Borough of Haringey
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code HRY
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 3
OSI Harringay National Rail[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.762 million[3]
2012–13 Increase 0.956 million[3]
2013–14 Increase 1.190 million[3]
2014–15 Increase 1.293 million[3]
2015–16 Increase 1.395 million[3]
Key dates
1880 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
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WGS84 51°34′39″N 0°05′52″W / 51.5774°N 0.0977°W / 51.5774; -0.0977Coordinates: 51°34′39″N 0°05′52″W / 51.5774°N 0.0977°W / 51.5774; -0.0977
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ServiceEdit

Trains run every 15 minutes in each direction, towards either Gospel Oak or Barking. All passenger services from the station are operated by London Overground. The lines through the station are also used frequently by freight trains.[4] Electrification work on the route (including bridge rebuilding, track lowering and platform lengthening) has seen the service suspended on weekends for a year from June 2016, whilst weekday services terminated at South Tottenham until 23 September; thereafter there were no trains at all until February 2017 (when weekday services resumed).

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 29, 141 and 341 and night route N29 serve the station.

HistoryEdit

It was opened on 1 June 1880 with the name Green Lanes, but has since been renamed a number of times:

  • Harringay Park, Green Lanes (1883)
  • Harringay Park (18 June 1951)
  • Harringay Stadium (27 October 1958)
  • Harringay East (12 May 1990)
  • Harringay Green Lanes (8 July 1991)

There were originally wooden platform buildings, which were replaced by brick and concrete structures in the 1950s. The original ticket office at street level survived and in recent times has been converted into a café. To cope with the huge number of passengers visiting Harringay Stadium and Arena, both right next to the station, very long platforms were provided, but these were shortened in late 2003 due to subsidence. Just west of the station was the goods yard; this closed on 3 February 1964, and is now Railway Fields nature reserve.

Station infrastructureEdit

In summer 2008, the station was repainted and re-signed in London Overground colours, with the green-painted staircase railings (for example) of the former Silverlink franchise giving way to Overground orange.

The station has no direct interchange to a tube station, despite the fact that the Piccadilly line runs directly beneath it and the distance between the two stations at either end of this section, Turnpike Lane and Manor House, is particularly long for the line. Manor House station is about 770 yards (700 m) away. Transfer on a single ticket is allowed between Harringay Green Lanes and nearby Harringay.

The station has step-free access from street to platform.

GalleryEdit

Images of Harringay Green Lanes Station
Entrance to eastbound platform 
Looking east from the eastbound platform 
Looking west from the eastbound platform 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 62

BibliographyEdit

  • Connor, J.E. (1993). The Tottenham joint lines: a photographic journey between Barking and Gospel Oak. Connor & Butler. ISBN 978-0-947699-20-8. 
  • Lake, G.H. (1945). The Railways of Tottenham: a detailed description and historical survey of their development. Greenlake. 

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