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Bruce Grove Station (BCV)

London Overground Bruce Grove Station-BCV

London Overground Bruce Grove Station

Details of London Overground's Bruce Grove Station, including Address, Service Pattern and History.

Bruce Grove Station

Address: High Road, Tottenham, London
N17 6QA
Opened: 22 July 1872
Station Code: BCV
Fare Zone: 3

London Overground Line(s) Served:

Lea Valley Lines (Cheshunt & Enfield Town Branches)

Service Pattern(s):

Two trains per hour to Cheshunt
Enfield Town
Peak: Four trains per hour
Off-Peak: Two trains per hour
London Liverpool Street
Peak: Six trains per hour
Off-Peak: Four trains per hour

Station History

Bruce Grove Station, located in the centre of Tottenham and named after the adjacent road, was opened by the Great Eastern Railway as part of its Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway on 22nd July 1872.

The grouping of the railways saw the line and its stations become part of the London North Eastern Railway, before Nationalisation in 1948 saw ownership pass to British Railways Eastern Region.

Nothing of note occurred and the station led a fairly unremarkable existence until the early 1980s, when it underwent several changes including the replacement of its wooden platform staircases with concrete examples and the shortening of the southbound platform canopy. This was accompanied by the closure of the waiting rooms on both platforms, while the Northbound platform canopy was completely removed and a small brick shelter installed.

As part of a Haringey Council scheme in 2004, the brick shelter was demolished and a new, much shorter platform roof in the style of the original was installed.

Following the takeover of the line and its stations by London Overground in May 2015, a major facelift for the station and its surroundings was announced in November of that year, although to date, no work has commenced on the scheme.

Artists Impression of the proposed 2015 facelift