Harringay Green Lanes railway station

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Harringay Green Lanes London Overground
Harringay Green Lanes looking west 2020.jpg
The station in 2020, looking west
Harringay Green Lanes is located in Greater London
Harringay Green Lanes
Harringay Green Lanes
Location of Harringay Green Lanes in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Haringey
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeHRY
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
OSIHarringay National Rail[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Decrease 0.409 million[3]
2017–18Increase 0.723 million[3]
2018–19Increase 1.075 million[3]
2019–20Decrease 0.928 million[3]
2020–21Decrease 0.618 million[3]
Key dates
1 June 1880Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°34′39″N 0°05′52″W / 51.5774°N 0.0977°W / 51.5774; -0.0977Coordinates: 51°34′39″N 0°05′52″W / 51.5774°N 0.0977°W / 51.5774; -0.0977
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg 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)[4] 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.[5] 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).


London Buses routes 29, 141, 341 and night route N29 serve the station.[6]

The station is a 0.36 mile (0.58 km) walk[7] from Harringay railway station on the East Coast Main Line.


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.

Station infrastructure[edit]

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.



  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ Padgett, David (October 2016) [1988]. Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 1B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 62
  6. ^ "Buses from Harringay" (PDF). TfL. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  7. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
towards Gospel OakGospel Oak to Barking Linetowards Barking
  Disused Railways  
Crouch Hill   Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway   St Ann's Road