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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

The tram/bus stop at Turnpike Lane Underground 1958


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Comment by John McMullan on April 13, 2008 at 17:05
It looks like there was an entrance to the tube from the island in the middle of the road. Or am I seeing things?
Comment by StephenBln on April 13, 2008 at 17:34
That's correct originally built for the trams to and from Alexandra Palace (37 & 39) as well as for the 51 Tram, Alexandra Park to Aldersgate via Harringay.
Unusually for London, the Ally Pally routes were single deck trams.
After the trams were withdrawn in February 1938, buses (only those via Westbury Avenue) continued to use the island stops for another thirty years. As can be seen by the bus stop arrangements, the 41 never used the loading islands.
Comment by John McMullan on April 13, 2008 at 20:06
So the traffic went on the outside and the busses/trams on the inside of those two now defunct traffic islands? I noticed that they were doing some work on the traffic island remaining today which would be the one closest to the common. The other one is now road and they have made the pavement on the northern side much wider. *sigh*
Comment by StephenBln on April 14, 2008 at 7:05
That's correct only buses/trams were allowed through the middle islands. The "Keep Left" sign can be seen in the photo.
The loading islands and the stairs down into the station were quite narrow, even so, that they were built at all, shows how foward thinking LT was at the time...

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