Seven Sisters station

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Seven Sisters London Underground National Rail
Seven Sisters ground level entrance.JPG
Entrance on Seven Sisters Road to National Rail and London Underground
Seven Sisters is located in Greater London
Seven Sisters
Seven Sisters
Location of Seven Sisters in Greater London
Location Seven Sisters
Local authority Haringey
Managed by London Underground
Greater Anglia
Station code SVS
Number of platforms 5
Fare zone 3
OSI South Tottenham [1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 12.430 million[2]
2011 Increase 12.530 million[3]
2012 Increase 13.250 million[3]
2013 Increase 14.46 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2006–07 2.586 million[4]
2007–08 Decrease 2.410 million[4]
2008–09 Decrease 2.216 million[4]
2009–10 Decrease 2.128 million[4]
2010–11 Increase 2.617 million[4]
2011–12 Increase 3.049 million[4]
2012–13 Increase 3.426 million[4]
Key dates
22 July 1872 Opened (GER)
1 January 1878 Opened (Palace Gates Line)
7 January 1963 Closed (Palace Gates Line)
1 September 1968 Opened (Victoria Line)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°34′56″N 0°04′31″W / 51.582222°N 0.075278°W / 51.582222; -0.075278

Seven Sisters station is a National Rail and London Underground Victoria line station in the Seven Sisters area of the London Borough of Haringey, north London.

The station is in Travelcard Zone 3. Seven Sisters lies between Finsbury Park and Tottenham Hale on the Victoria line and between Stamford Hill and Bruce Grove on the National Rail line operated by Greater Anglia from Liverpool Street. It is a short distance from South Tottenham station on London Overground's Gospel Oak to Barking line.

History[edit]

The station was constructed by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway line and opened on 22 July 1872. On 1 January 1878, the GER opened a branch line, the Palace Gates Line, from Seven Sisters station to Palace Gates (Wood Green) station to the north-west.

Due to unprofitability, the Palace Gates Line was closed by British Rail in 1963 and the branch line track and platforms at Seven Sisters have been removed.

On 24 July 1967 planning permission was granted to convert the station for London Underground use.[5] The first section of the Victoria line opened on 1 September 1968 serving Seven Sisters, although a shared entrance and interchange facilities with the surface station were not opened until December 1968. The original GER entrance to the station was situated in West Green Road at the north end of the surface station, but the new combined entrance was opened in Seven Sisters Road at the south end on the site of a former wood merchants yard, connecting to the west end of the Victoria line platforms. The original (1872) entrance was closed at that time.

A second entrance at the east end includes the main Victoria line ticket hall, and is accessed via subways on each side of High Road just north of the junction with Seven Sisters Road. There are three Victoria line platforms at Seven Sisters: with one platform (platform 4) reserved for services which terminate at the station to return to the depot or reverse back into central London, although a connection is available for trains to continue to Walthamstow Central.

The section of Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Finsbury Park stations is the longest between adjacent stations in deep level tunnels on the London Underground network. During the planning phase of the Victoria line, thought was given to converting Manor House into a Victoria line station and diverting the Piccadilly line in new tunnels directly from Finsbury Park to Turnpike Lane via Harringay Green Lanes, but the inconvenience this would cause, as well as the cost, ensured that this idea was abandoned.

On 31 May 2015 the station, along with the Lea Valley Lines services, will transfer from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground Rail Operations.[6][7]

Future[edit]

In May 2013 it was announced that the station would be on the latest proposed route for Crossrail 2.[8]

Cultural references[edit]

Seven Sisters station is referenced in the song "Seven Sisters Road" by UK rock band Alien Stash Tin, and included on the bands 2007 eponymous album. The track was also issued as a single a year before.

"Seven Sisters Road" is also the title of a different song recorded by The Dan Reed Network.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 41; 73; 76; 123; 149; 230; 243; 259; 279; 318; 349; 476; W4 and night routes N41; N73; N76 and N279 serve the station.

(Bus map and Night bus map)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^ "OLD/1967/0757". Online Planning Service. Haringey Council. Retrieved 1 August 2013. "Seven Sisters Railway Station, Land Junction Seven Sisters Road/Westerfield Road … Conversion of new station for victoria line." 
  6. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  7. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22522884

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Brixton
Victoria line
National Rail National Rail
Stamford Hill   Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
  Bruce Grove
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Crossrail roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Crossrail
Line 2
Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground
Stamford Hill
towards Liverpool Street
  Lea Valley Lines   Bruce Grove
towards Cheshunt or Enfield Town
Disused railways
West Green   Great Eastern Railway
Palace Gates Line
  Stamford Hill