Silver Street railway station

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Silver Street National Rail
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Silver Street is located in Greater London
Silver Street
Silver Street
Location of Silver Street in Greater London
Location Edmonton
Local authority Enfield
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Station code SLV
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.256 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 0.213 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.471 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.576 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.518 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.500 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.585 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.670 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.716 million[1]
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°36′54″N 0°04′01″W / 51.615°N 0.067°W / 51.615; -0.067

Silver Street is a railway station located in Sterling Way, Edmonton in North London, close to Fore Street.

The next station away from London is Edmonton Green and the next towards London is White Hart Lane. Trains terminate at Liverpool Street station in the City of London.

History[edit]

Several changes were made to Silver Street Station in the early 1980s. The two wooden covered staircases leading up to the platforms were replaced by two open air concrete staircases. The north-bound platform roof was removed and replaced with a simple brick shelter. A fire on the London-bound platforms in the 1990s damaged much of the original roof. A new modern structure was put in its place alongside the remaining undamaged portion.

The Fore street tunnel section of the A406 North Circular Road was built beneath the station during the 1990s without any disruption to service. At this time a new ticket office was constructed on the east side of the station.

Silver Street Station is located on a long straight section of elevated track. Looking north, the platforms of Edmonton Green Station can be clearly made out whilst, looking south, trains leaving White Hart Lane are seen almost immediately as they leave the station.

On 31 May 2015 the station, along with the Lea Valley Lines services, will transfer from Abellio Greater Anglia to become part of the London Overground network.[2][3]

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 34, 102, 144 and 444 serve the station.

Etymology[edit]

The station takes its name from the street so called which is recorded thus c.1630 and which possibly alludes to silversmiths living here at that date or in earlier times.[4] The street used to include the part of Sterling Way which now runs past the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  3. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  4. ^ Mills A. D. Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names (2001) p209 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 31 October 2008

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
White Hart Lane   Abellio Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
  Edmonton Green
  Future Development  
Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground
White Hart Lane
towards Liverpool Street
  Lea Valley Lines   Edmonton Green
towards Cheshunt or Enfield Town