Hornsey railway station

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Hornsey National Rail
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The southbound platform of the station and adjacent TMD.
Hornsey is located in Greater London
Location of Hornsey in Greater London
Location Hornsey
Local authority London Borough of Haringey
Managed by Thameslink and Great Northern
Station code HRN
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05  0.362 million[1]
2005–06 Increase 0.382 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.737 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 1.031 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.896 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.943 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.069 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.130 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.179 million[1]
Key dates
1850 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°35′10″N 0°06′42″W / 51.5862°N 0.1116°W / 51.5862; -0.1116

Hornsey railway station is a suburban railway station located in Haringey, north London. It is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station is operated by Thameslink and Great Northern on behalf of Network Rail, and is situated next to the Hornsey train depot.

The New River canal flows to the east of the station.


The station was opened on 7 August 1850 by the Great Northern Railway (GNR),[2] the same day that the main line between Peterborough and London (Maiden Lane) was opened.[3]

Under plans approved in 1897, the station was to be served by the Great Northern and Strand Railway (GN&SR), a tube railway supported by the GNR which would have run underground beneath the GNR's tracks from Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park and then into central London. The GN&SR stations on each side would have been the same as the main line stations. The GN&SR route and stations north of Finsbury Park were cancelled in 1902 when the GN&SR was taken over by Charles Yerkes' consortium which planned to merge it with the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus Railway to form the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway from Finsbury Park to Hammersmith (now part of the London Underground's Piccadilly line).[4]


Services from the station run to Moorgate on weekdays until about 22:00, and into London King's Cross after 22:00 on Mondays to Fridays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The service uses Class 313 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service is:

On Saturdays and Sundays the service is:

  • 4 tph to King's Cross
  • 2 tph to Welwyn Garden City, via Potters Bar
  • 2 tph to Hertford North, with 1 tph extended to Stevenage
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Great Northern
Great Northern stopping


Future developments[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 123. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 135. CN 8983. 
  4. ^ Badsey-Ellis, Antony (2005). London's Lost Tube Schemes. Capital Transport. pp. 77 and 138. ISBN 1-85414-293-3. 

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