717013 from Watton-at-Stone in Hertfordshire to Moorgate heading away from the camera as it departs from Hornsey station in north London, on 30th October 2019. This was one of the original GNR stations of 1850, irreparably damaged when rebuilt by BR in 1976 for the electrification of the London suburban services. This saw the platforms on the main line ECML tracks abolished, leaving only one side of both island platforms for local trains. The shoddy buildings date from the same time while the replacement ticket office, inconveniently sited on a bridge linking both sides of the line and which involves lots of steps (and badly lit at night too), resembles more a public convenience than a railway station.

Location: Hornsey

Company: London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Date: 30/10/2019

Image number: 71824