White Hart Lane railway station

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White Hart Lane
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White Hart Lane railway station in 2008.jpg
White Hart Lane is located in Greater London
White Hart Lane
White Hart Lane

Location of White Hart Lane in Greater London
Location Tottenham
Local authority London Borough of Haringey
Managed by Greater Anglia
Station code WHL
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3

National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.332 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 0.260 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.572 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.616 million[1]
2008–09 Increase 0.649 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.612 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.680 million[1]
2011-12 Increase 0.788 million[1]
2012-13 Decrease 0.778 million[1]

July 1872 Opened

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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°36′18″N 0°04′16″W / 51.605°N 0.071°W / 51.605; -0.071

White Hart Lane station in Tottenham was originally a station on the Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway: it opened on 22 July 1872. It is currently operated by Greater Anglia and is in Travelcard Zone 3, on the Seven Sisters branch of the Lea Valley Lines.

Match day special train services[edit]

The station is heavily used on football match days for local team Tottenham Hotspur, and there is a match day special timetable for this station with some trains arriving and departing every few minutes from the station. On match days, three hours before kick-off, trains from Hertford East, Bishops Stortford and sometimes even Cambridge and Stansted Airport call at White Hart Lane. This also continues for two hours after the match, with trains starting and terminating here as well.

The railway station is the nearest to the stadium as it is about three minutes walk away from Tottenham Hotspur's ground, White Hart Lane. The special timetables are usually the same but recently trains from Liverpool Street skip out the stops between the London terminus and White Hart Lane station and sometimes they will also pass Seven Sisters station which has London Underground links.

In March 2014 part of the station was damaged by a small fire which took place at the station either on the 16th/17th of March.

The station is also near to Bruce Castle Park, at which the annual Tottenham Carnival is held, usually in mid-June.


The typical off-peak service from the station is:

4tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street via Hackney Downs calling at all stations

2tph to Cheshunt calling at Silver Street, Edmonton Green, Southbury, Turkey Street and Theobalds Grove

2tph to Enfield Town calling at Silver Street, Edmonton Green and Bush Hill Park

This service increases in peak hours, when there are 4tph to Enfield Town

Transport links[edit]

The buses serving this station are London bus route 149, 259, 279, 349, W3 and Night route N279.


In late June 2013, as part of the 2013 Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne gave the commitment for the devolution of the Seven Sisters and Chingford lines of West Anglian Suburban to TfL by the end of 2015. As such the station will then transfer to TfL control.

Also confirmed by Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club, the station will be redeveloped as part of their £400m pound plan. The station enterance will be moved south and the Station will become a hub for north London with many new transport links and a new platform being built on the western end of the station for a new terminus platform.


  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.

External links[edit]

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Bruce Grove   Greater Anglia
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Bruce Grove
towards Liverpool Street
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towards Cheshunt or Enfield Town