Chairman Pip's Railway Thoughts

On the road to…Tottenham

Posted in London, On the road..., Other general stuff about railways by Chairman Pip on 25 November 2012

There are games and there are games. Some games, while exciting and important, do generate a certain “meh” factor. Some, usually against the big boys, have a fantastic atmosphere of “us against them”, which means getting a result against them is fantastic. And then there are the derbies. Now, supporting a London club as I do, there are usually a lot of them to be had. And they are all big occasions. But there are some that are bigger than others. And this is one of them. Whenever the fixture computer spits out the new season’s fixtures in June (assuming we are in the same division of course), the one that I always look for first is this one; the trip to our closest rivals (in terms of both geography and status). A trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

Date: 25th November 2012
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Capacity: 36,230
Attendance: 36.043
Away Section: South Stand
Score: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 West Ham United
Nearest station: White Hart Lane
Local rozzers: Metropolitan Police
Total Travel Cost: £3.20 (2 x Oystercard PAYG Single)

Rail journeys:
13:45 – New Cross Gate to Canada Water (London Overground Class 378 Capitalstar)
Jubilee Line – Canada Water to London Bridge (1996 Stock)
Northern Line – London Bridge to Moorgate (1995 Stock)
Metropolitan Line – Moorgate to Liverpool Street (S8 Stock)
14:52 – London Liverpool Street to White Hart Lane (Greater Anglia Class 317)
18:02 (Dep 18:05) – White Hart Lane to London Liverpool Street (Greater Anglia Class 317)
Hammersmith & City Line – Liverpool Street to Moorgate (C69/77 Stock)
Northern Line – Moorgate to London Bridge (1995 Stock)
19:11 – London Bridge to New Cross (Southeastern Class 465 Networker)

Station to Stadium: The placement of White Hart Lane along Tottenham High Road makes it easily accessible from the nearest railway station, as White Hart Lane itself is one of myriad streets branching off at right angles to the main road. Essentially all you needto do is exit the railway station and turn right, walking down While Hart Lane until you reach the main road, and then turn right again. Given the development that is taking place in and around the stadium, you will easily be able to see it. The away section is in the South Stand which means you need to then turn left into Park Lane.

Anything else?: White Hart Lane is the only Premier or Football League stadium in London that shares its name with its nearest railway station.

White Hart Lane railway station

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