South Tottenham railway station
South Tottenham is a railway station on the east-west Gospel Oak to Barking Line. It is located on the eastern side of the north-south A10 High Road in Tottenham, North London, between Template:Stnlnk and Template:LUL stations. It is in Zone 3.
South Tottenham to Template:LUL stations station (on the western, Seven Sisters Branch of the Lea Valley Lines and on the London Underground Victoria Line) is considered an official out-of-station interchange by the National Rail timetable, and involves a short walk.
Opened as 'Tottenham and Stamford Hill' station on 1 May 1871, on the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway it was renamed to 'South Tottenham' on 1 July 1903.
The station today
A short distance the west of the station, on the far side of the A10, there is a single east-to-north turnout towards Seven Sisters. To allow this to be reached by westbound trains, there is a facing crossover, located in the platform area.
A short distance to the east of the station, there is a double turnout branching to the south, to reach the eastern route of the two north-south Lea Valley Lines. Visually from the platforms, this looks like it is the main line, since the main tracks curve to the north from the junction. (In fact, it was the original main line, since the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway eastwards was a later addition.) Both curves formerly formed part of the route used by trains on the Palace Gates Line (which then continued onwards to Template:Rws) but these days see infrequent use, with just one booked passenger train per week running over them (between London Liverpool Street and Template:Rws via Stratford) early on a Saturday morning. This surviving parliamentary train does not however stop here.
The station has been receiving investment, following station management passing to London Overground in 2007.
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Platforms looking west. Note the facing crossover, and the just visible right turnoff beyond it, to the Lea Valley Line on the bridge in the distance
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Platforms looking east. The main line continues to curve to the left beyond the platforms, and the line in the distance is actually the branch down to the other Lea Valley north-south line
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Platform signage, temporary as of summer 2008
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Former station building on the westbound-track side (now a restaurant)
London bus route 76, 149, 243, 318, 349, 476, and Night route N73 and N76.