Silver Street railway station

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Silver Street London Overground
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Silver Street is located in Greater London
Silver Street
Silver Street
Location of Silver Street in Greater London
Location Edmonton
Local authority London Borough of Enfield
Managed by London Overground
Station code SLV
DfT category D
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.670 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.716 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.815 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.888 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.390 million[1]
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WGS84 51°36′54″N 0°04′01″W / 51.615°N 0.067°W / 51.615; -0.067Coordinates: 51°36′54″N 0°04′01″W / 51.615°N 0.067°W / 51.615; -0.067
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Silver Street is a London Overground station on the Lea Valley Lines, located in Edmonton in the London Borough of Enfield, north London. It is 7 miles 75 chains (12.8 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between White Hart Lane and Edmonton Green, on Sterling Way, close to Fore Street.

Its three-letter station code is SLV and it is in Travelcard zone 4.

Description[edit]

Silver Street station is located on a long straight section of elevated track, on the route from Liverpool Street to Cheshunt and Enfield Town. Looking north, the platforms at Edmonton Green can be seen (there is just 50 chains (1.0 km) between the two stops) whilst looking south, trains leaving White Hart Lane are seen almost immediately as they leave that station (it being only 64 chains (1.3 km) from Silver Street).

The station takes its name from the street so-called which is recorded thus c. 1630 and which possibly alludes to silversmiths living in the area at that time or before.[2] The street used to include the part of Sterling Way which now runs past the station.

History[edit]

Silver Street was originally a stop on the Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway and opened on 22 July 1872.[3]

Several changes were made to Silver Street station in the early 1980s. Two wooden covered staircases leading up to the platforms were replaced by open-air concrete staircases. The northbound platform roof was removed and replaced with a simple brick shelter.

A fire on the London-bound platforms in the 1990s damaged much of the original roof. A new modern structure was put in its place alongside the remaining undamaged portion.

The Fore Street tunnel section of the North Circular Road was built beneath the station during the 1990s without any disruption to service. At this time, a new ticket hall was constructed on the eastern side of the station.

In 2015 the station and all services that call transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia operation to become part of the London Overground network. Silver Street was added to the Tube map at the same time.[4][5]

Services[edit]

Trains are operated by London Overground. The typical off-peak service is four trains per hour (tph) to London Liverpool Street, 2 tph to Cheshunt, and 2 tph to Enfield Town.[6]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 34, 102, 144, 444 and 491 serve the station.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Mills A. D. Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names (2001) p209 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 31 October 2008
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  4. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  5. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  6. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2016, Table 21

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Enfield & Cheshunt Line