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Harringay Green Lanes railway station

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Location  Harringay
Station code  HRY
Accessible  Yes
Owner  Network Rail
OSI  Harringay railway station
Managed by  London Overground
DfT category  E
Fare zone  3
Number of platforms  2
Harringay Green Lanes railway station
Address  Harringay, London N4 1DR, United Kingdom
Local authority  London Borough of Haringey
Similar  Crouch Hill railway station, South Tottenham railway st, Woodgrange Park railway st, Wanstead Park railway st, Manor House tube station

Harringay Green Lanes railway station is a railway station in Harringay, north London. It is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line between Crouch Hill and South Tottenham.

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Service

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) has seen 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).

Connections

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

History

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 cafĂ©. 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 the goods yard; this closed on 3 February 1964, and is now Railway Fields nature reserve.

    Station infrastructure

    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.

    References

    Harringay Green Lanes railway station Wikipedia


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