Harringay Green Lanes railway station

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Harringay Green Lanes railway station is a railway station in Harringay, North London. It is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line between Template:Stnlnk and Template:Stnlnk.

Service

Trains run every 15 minutes in each direction, towards either Template:Stnlnk or Template:LUL stations. All passenger services from the station are operated by London Overground. The lines through the station are also used frequently by freight trains.

Transport links

London bus routes 29, 141, 341 and Night route N29 pass 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 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 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, Template:LUL stations and Template:LUL stations, is particularly long for the line. Manor House station is about Template:Convert away. Transfer on a single ticket is allowed between Harringay Green Lanes and nearby Template:Stnlnk.

The station has step-free access from platform to street.

Gallery

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References

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External links

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