Canonbury railway station

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Canonbury London Overground
Canonbury station entrance.JPG
Canonbury railway station
Canonbury is located in Greater London
Canonbury
Canonbury
Location of Canonbury in Greater London
Location Canonbury
Local authority Islington
Managed by London Overground
Station code CNN
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.128 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 0.165 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 0.789 million[2]
2007–08 Decrease 0.719 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.561 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 0.472 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.773 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 1.784 million[2]
— interchange 72,867[2]
2012–13 Increase 2.318 million[2]
— interchange Increase 1.628 million[2]
Key dates
1870 Opened
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External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°32′54″N 0°05′33″W / 51.5482°N 0.0925°W / 51.5482; -0.0925
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West Croydon Tramlink National Rail
Finsbury Park to Highbury & Islington to Dalston
East Coast Main Line
Victoria Line Piccadilly LineFinsbury Park
Junctions with
Canonbury Curve
and Northern City Line
towards King's Cross
Bridge to Emirates Stadium
Drayton Park
Victoria Line Victoria line
Canonbury Curve
North London LineNorth London Line
Highbury & IslingtonVictoria Line London Overground
Victoria LineVictoria line
Northern City Line
Canonbury London Overground
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North London Line North London Line

Canonbury railway station serves the district of Canonbury within the London Borough of Islington in north London. It is on London Overground's North London Line and East London Line. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground, and the station is in Travelcard Zone 2. This location of the station is close to the boundary with the London Borough of Hackney.

History[edit]

The station originally opened in 1858 to the east of its present location as "Newington Road & Balls Pond" and was renamed "Canonbury" shortly before the move to its present site in 1870.[3][4][5]

In 2007, the ticket office was extensively refurbished, as part of the station upgrade programme delivered through conversion to London Overground. On 1 June 2010, as a result of the East London Line extension, North London Line services were rerouted to the newly constructed platforms 3 and 4, with the East London Line trains now using refurbished platforms 1 and 2.

To the west of the station is the Canonbury curve, a freight-only connection through the Canonbury tunnel to the East Coast Main Line at Finsbury Park.

The North London Line between Gospel Oak and Stratford closed in February 2010, for installing a new signalling system and for extending 30 platforms, in order in due course to allow four-car trains to run on the London Overground network. After reopening on 1 June 2010, the work continued until May 2011 with a reduced service operating Mondays to Saturdays and no service at all on Sundays.[6]

During the NLL closure of February–May 2010, the through route was moved to the north side of the cutting, and two adjacent brand new platforms provided, an island platform replacing the former eastbound platform. This allowed the extended ELL to serve Canonbury (and Highbury & Islington) on a pair of completely segregated tracks occupying the former route on the south side of the cutting.

Since the northern extension of the East London Line, which was completed and opened in March 2011, Canonbury station has had four platforms, giving interchange between the London Overground East London Line (ELL) and North London Line (NLL) with step-free access to all platforms and peak service frequencies of 12 trains per hour in each direction.

Services[edit]

All times below are correct as of the May 2011 timetables.

North London Line[edit]

Mondays to Fridays there is a service approximately every 7–8 minutes throughout the morning and evening peaks, changing to roughly every 10 minutes off-peak. On Saturdays the service is approximately every 10 minutes. Services have resumed on Sundays and are similar to those on Saturdays. Details of these services are below: The times below are the typical weekday service at the station in trains per hour:

  • 4 westbound to Richmond via Camden Road and Willesden Junction.
  • 2 westbound to Clapham Junction also via Camden Road and Willesden Junction.
  • 6 eastbound to Stratford via Hackney.[7]

East London Line[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays there is a service every 6–9 minutes throughout the day, while on Sundays before 13:00 there is a service every 15 minutes, changing to every 7–8 minutes until the end of service after that. Details of these services are below:

The times below are the typical weekday service at the station in trains per hour:

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 30; 277 on St Pauls Road and 236 on Grosvenor Ave serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
towards Richmond
North London Line
towards Stratford
Terminus
East London Line
  Disused Railways  
Highbury & Islington   North London Railway
1850-1934
  Mildmay Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Rail Enquiries: Cannonbury (CNN)". National Rail. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Disused Stations: Hackney Station (1st)". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Joe Brown (2006). London Railway Atlas. Ian Allan Publishing. 
  5. ^ Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (1997). North London Line. Middleton Press. 
  6. ^ "London Overground to close from Gospel Oak to Stratford as part of £326m upgrade to deliver longer, more frequent trains". TfL. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/richmond-clapham-junction-to-stratford-large-print.pdf

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