St Ann's Road railway station


St Ann's Road railway station

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It comprised two wooden platforms, accessed by means of a footbridge and stairs, and a brick building.

Trains from the station generally ran between St Pancras or Kentish Town to Barking or Southend, however over its history trains ran to a number of other locations including Cambridge, Chingford and Victoria. [cite book| last =Connor
first =J.E.
title =St. Pancras to Barking
publisher =Middleton Press
date =2005
location =Midhurst
isbn =1 904474 68 3
]

It was never well used, mainly due to its close proximity to South Tottenham and Seven Sisters railway stations, the latter of which provided much faster links to The City. The station was closed on 9 August 1942 as a wartime austerity measure and never reopened. At the time of writing the station building survives and is in use as a newsagent, which also functions as a Transport for London (TfL) ticketstop. Ironically, this means that when TfL took over the running of the line in 2007 as part of London Overground it again became possible to buy tickets for passing trains in the station, even though they no longer stop there.

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