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South Tottenham railway station

South Tottenham is a railway station on the east-west Gospel Oak to Barking Line of the London Overground. It is located on the eastern side of the north-south A10 High Road in Tottenham, North London, 5 miles 69 chains (9.4 km) from St Pancras (measured via Kentish Town and Mortimer Street Junction)[4] and situated between Harringay Green Lanes and Blackhorse Road. It is in Zone 3, in the London Borough of Haringey. South Tottenham to Seven Sisters station (on the western, Seven Sisters Branch of the Lea Valley Lines and on the London Underground Victoria line) is considered an official out-of-station interchange by the National Rail timetable, and involves a short walk. This link will become fixed under the planned route for Crossrail 2, which sees a double-ended underground station built linking together South Tottenham and Seven Sisters stations.[5]

South Tottenham London Overground
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Class 172 Turbostar at the station in 2011
South Tottenham is located in Greater London
South Tottenham
South Tottenham
Location of South Tottenham in Greater London
LocationSouth Tottenham
Local authorityLondon Borough of Haringey
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeSTO
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
OSISeven Sisters London Underground London Overground National Rail[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.002 million[3]
2014–15Increase 1.047 million[3]
2015–16Increase 1.380 million[3]
2016–17Decrease 0.410 million[3]
2017–18Increase 0.749 million[3]
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WGS8451°34′49″N 0°04′19″W / 51.5802°N 0.072°W / 51.5802; -0.072Coordinates: 51°34′49″N 0°04′19″W / 51.5802°N 0.072°W / 51.5802; -0.072
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Map dated 1914, showing South Tottenham station top right, on the "Tottenhm & Hampstead Jnt. (G.E. and Mid.)" railway

Opened as 'South Tottenham and Stamford Hill' station on 1 May 1871, on the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway, it was renamed 'South Tottenham' in 1949.[6][7]

The station todayEdit

A short distance west of the station, on the far side of the A10, there is a single east-to-north spur towards Seven Sisters. To allow this to be reached by westbound trains, there is a facing crossover, located in the platform area.

A short distance to the east of the station, there is a double turnout branching to the south, to reach the eastern route of the two north-south Lea Valley Lines. Visually from the platforms, this looks like it is the main line, since the main tracks curve to the north from the junction. (In fact, it was the original main line, since the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway eastwards was a later addition.)

Both curves were formerly part of the route used by trains on the Palace Gates Line (which then continued onwards to North Woolwich) but these days see infrequent use, with just three booked London Overground passenger trains each week on Saturday only running over them (one between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt, one between Liverpool Street and Edmonton Green and the other between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town via Stratford and Seven Sisters. These surviving parliamentary trains do not however stop at South Tottenham.

The station has been receiving investment, following station management passing to London Overground in 2007.


The station is served by London Buses routes 76, 149, 243, 318, 349 and 476, and also by night route N73.


A basic 15 minute interval service (4 train per hour) operates from the station in both directions throughout the week (including Sundays), with one additional a.m peak period service to Willesden Junction Low Level on weekdays only.[8] From 6 June until 23 September 2016 however, services were suspended east of here on weekdays and completely at weekends whilst electrification work was being carried out. From 24 September, the route was be closed completely until February 2017 for the same reason.[9] Services resumed on 27 February 2017; electric operation is expected to start later in 2019.


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. 19 February 2019.
  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. ^ Padgett, David (October 2016) [1988]. Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 1B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  7. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  8. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 62
  9. ^ "Barking to Gospel Oak Overground closed 2016/17: All you need to know Nelson, Kate London24 news article 5 April 2016; Retrieved 23 May 2016

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