South Tottenham railway station

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South Tottenham London Overground
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South Tottenham is located in Greater London
South Tottenham
South Tottenham
Location of South Tottenham in Greater London
Location South Tottenham
Local authority Haringey
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code STO
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
OSI Seven Sisters [1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 45,834[2]
2005–06 Decrease 42,090[2]
2006–07 Increase 243,519[2]
2007–08 Decrease 183,840[2]
2008–09 Increase 232,748[2]
2009–10 Decrease 225,126[2]
2010–11 Increase 441,988[2]
2011–12 Increase 657,598[2]
2012–13 Increase 799,995[2]
Key dates
1871 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°34′49″N 0°04′19″W / 51.5802°N 0.072°W / 51.5802; -0.072

South Tottenham is a railway station on the east-west Gospel Oak to Barking Line. It is located on the eastern side of the north-south A10 High Road in Tottenham, North London, between Harringay Green Lanes and Blackhorse Road. It is in Zone 3.

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.

History[edit]

Map dated 1914, showing South Tottenham station top right, on the "Tottenhm & Hampstead Jnt. (G.E. and Mid.)" railway

Opened as 'Tottenham and Stamford Hill' station on 1 May 1871, on the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway it was renamed to 'South Tottenham' on 1 July 1903.

The station today[edit]

A short distance the west of the station, on the far side of the A10, there is a single east-to-north turnout 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 formerly formed 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 one booked passenger train per week running over them (between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town via Stratford) early on a Saturday morning.[3] This surviving parliamentary train does not however stop here.

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

Gallery[edit]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 76; 149; 243; 318; 349; 476; and night routes N73 and N76 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ BR Times - 0531 London Liverpool Street to Enfield Town www.brtimes.com; Retrieved 2014-08-13

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
towards Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
towards Barking
  Disused Railways  
St Ann's Road   Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway   Tottenham Hale
St Ann's Road   Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway   Blackhorse Road
Lea Bridge   Palace Gates Line   Seven Sisters