Harringay Green Lanes railway station
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|Harringay Green Lanes|
The westbound platform entrance in 2008
|Local authority||London Borough of Haringey|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|London transport portal|
Harringay Green Lanes railway station is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line in Harringay, north London. It is 4 miles 61 chains (7.7 km) from St Pancras (measured via Kentish Town and Mortimer Street Junction) and is situated between Crouch Hill and South Tottenham.
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. Electrification work on the route (including bridge rebuilding, track lowering and platform lengthening) saw the service suspended on weekends for a year from June 2016, whilst weekday services terminated at South Tottenham until 23 September; thereafter there were no trains at all until February 2017 (when weekday services resumed).
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 a goods yard; this closed on 3 February 1964, and the site is now occupied by Railway Fields nature reserve.
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.
- "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
- "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. 19 February 2019.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Padgett, David (October 2016) . Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 1B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
- GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 62
- Measured using the measure distance function in Google Maps. The distance is measured from the street outside Harringay Green Lanes Station, via Umfreville Road, to the point on the bridge outside the station at Harringay Station.
- Connor, J.E. (1993). The Tottenham joint lines: a photographic journey between Barking and Gospel Oak. Connor & Butler. ISBN 978-0-947699-20-8.
- Lake, G.H. (1945). The Railways of Tottenham: a detailed description and historical survey of their development. Greenlake.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Harringay Green Lanes railway station.|
- 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||
|Crouch Hill||Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway||St Ann's Road|