Caledonian Road & Barnsbury railway station

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Caledonian Road & Barnsbury London Overground
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Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury is located in Greater London
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Location of Caledonian Road & Barnsbury in Greater London
Location Barnsbury
Local authority London Borough of Islington
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code CIR
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 0.576 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 0.978 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 1.274 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 1.595 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 1.690 million[2]
Key dates
1852 Opened as Caledonian Road
1870 relocated east, renamed Barnsbury
1893 renamed Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
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WGS84 51°32′36″N 0°06′52″W / 51.5432°N 0.1145°W / 51.5432; -0.1145Coordinates: 51°32′36″N 0°06′52″W / 51.5432°N 0.1145°W / 51.5432; -0.1145

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury railway station in the London Borough of Islington in North London is on the North London Line and is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. The station opened in 1870 as "Barnsbury" replacing the 1852 Caledonian Road station which was slightly west of the present site.[3] Barnsbury was renamed "Caledonian Road & Barnsbury" in 1893.[4]

The station entrance on Offord Street leads to the old westbound platform (until February 2010) from which a footbridge gives access to the brand new island platforms, curiously numbered 2 and 3, probably to distinguish from the old platform 1. There is a footpath, with Oyster readers, from Caledonian Road to the entrance.


The typical off-peak weekday, Saturday and Sunday service at the station in trains per hour is

A few late night westbound trains run only as far as Camden Road.

Monday - Friday Peak hours

To allow four-car trains to run on the London Overground network, the North London Line between Gospel Oak and Stratford closed in February 2010, and reopened 1 June 2010, in order for a new signalling system to be installed and 30 platforms to be extended. After the reopening the work continued until May 2011 with a reduced service and none on Sundays.[6]

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station in 1984 before the new platform
Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
North London Line
towards Stratford


London Buses routes 17, 91, 153, 259, 274 and night route N91 serve the station.


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