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Harringay Green Lanes railway station

Harringay Green Lanes
Entrance to westbound platform
Harringay Green Lanes is located in Greater London
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 [2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.003 million[3]
2005–06 0.003 million[3]
2006–07 0.319 million[3]
2007–08 0.228 million[3]
2008–09 0.300 million[3]
2009–10 0.273 million[3]
2010–11 0.503 million[3]
2011–12 0.762 million[3]
2012–13 0.956 million[3]
Key dates
1880 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • Departures
  • Layout
  • Facilities
  • Buses
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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.

Contents

  • Service 1
  • Connections 2
  • History 3
  • Station infrastructure 4
  • Gallery 5
  • References 6
  • Bibliography 7
  • External links 8

Service

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.

Connections

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

History

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 infrastructure

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.

Gallery

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

References

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries.  
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS).  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics.   Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

Bibliography

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

External links

  • Train times and station information for Harringay Green Lanes railway station from National Rail
  • Barking & Gospel Oak Line Users Group Website
  • Harringay Online - Local Community Website for area around Harringay, Green Lanes Station
  • Pictures of the station and its environs on the Harringay Flickr group
  • Harringay Online's Harringay Timeline
  • Article on Transition Finsbury Park Website telling the story of planting fruit trees on unused land around the station entrances.
Preceding station   London Overground   Following station
towards Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
towards Barking
  Disused Railways  
Crouch Hill   Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway   St Ann's Road
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