Crouch Hill railway station

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Crouch Hill London Overground
Crouch Hill Station Overview.jpg
The station in 2016
Crouch Hill is located in Greater London
Crouch Hill
Crouch Hill
Location of Crouch Hill in Greater London
LocationStroud Green
Local authorityLondon Borough of Islington
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeCRH
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 0.832 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.825 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.285 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.470 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.707 million[1]
Key dates
Other information
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WGS8451°34′17″N 0°07′02″W / 51.5713°N 0.1171°W / 51.5713; -0.1171Coordinates: 51°34′17″N 0°07′02″W / 51.5713°N 0.1171°W / 51.5713; -0.1171
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Crouch Hill railway station is a London Overground station on Crouch Hill between Stroud Green and Crouch End in the London Borough of Islington, north London. It is on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, 3 miles 65 chains (6.1 km) from St Pancras (measured via Kentish Town and Mortimer Street Junction)[2] and is situated between Upper Holloway and Harringay Green Lanes.

The National Location Code (NLC) for this station is 7406.[3]


Crouch Hill station in 1984

The station has two platforms, one for each direction. Platform 1 is for trains toward Gospel Oak and platform 2 is for trains toward Barking. This station does not have a ticket office except for the security office, which is not officially part of the station but is next to the stairs to one of the platforms. However, staff are present on the platforms during the hours trains are running. This station has two ticket and two Oyster card machines; one for each platform as well as two waiting rooms. This station has a shelter on each platform. The platforms are only reachable by stairs.[4]

There are no current plans to introduce lift access. The station was briefly equipped with APTIS ticketing equipment in 1988/89.[citation needed]


Since January 2010, trains run every 15 minutes in each direction, towards either Gospel Oak or Barking throughout the day. All trains from the station are operated by London Overground. The typical off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:

  • 4 tph westbound to Gospel Oak[5]
  • 4 tph eastbound to Barking[5]

From June 2016 until February 2017, services are disrupted due to ongoing electrification work (including track lowering, bridge reconstruction, overhead wire installation and platform lengthening). Weekday trains are only running between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham until late September, with a total line blockade in place thereafter until February 2017. Weekend services meanwhile will be replaced by buses until June 2017.


Whilst the station has no direct interchange to a tube station, Finsbury Park station is a fifteen-minute walk away along Stroud Green Road. Archway tube station is also a twenty-minute walk away. There is also a direct bus link - London Buses route W7.[6]

London Bus routes 210;[7] W3[citation needed] and W7[6] serve the station.


Crouch Hill Station was named as London Overground station of the year at the shining stars awards early in 2013 for Dashboard[clarification needed] scores through 2012.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Yonge, John; Padgett, David; Szwenk, John (August 2013) [1990]. Bridge, Mike (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 4: Midlands & North West (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 1R. ISBN 978-0-9549866-7-4.
  3. ^ National Railway Stations (Sorted by Three Letter Code) Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b Gospel Oak to Barking timetable
  6. ^ a b Crouch Hill Rail Station - Bus
  7. ^ Crouch Hill Station/Hanley Road - Bus

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Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
towards Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
towards Barking
  Disused Railways  
Hornsey Road   Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway   Harringay Green Lanes