Caledonian Road & Barnsbury railway station

Coordinates: 51°32′36″N 0°06′52″W / 51.5432°N 0.1145°W / 51.5432; -0.1145
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Caledonian Road & Barnsbury London Overground
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
Local authorityLondon Borough of Islington
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeCIR
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 1.734 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 1.640 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.599 million[2]
2021–22Increase 1.161 million[2]
2022–23Increase 1.328 million[2]
Key dates
10 June 1852Opened as Caledonian Road
21 November 1870relocated east, renamed Barnsbury
1893renamed Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°32′36″N 0°06′52″W / 51.5432°N 0.1145°W / 51.5432; -0.1145
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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.


Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station in 1984 before the new platform

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]

Between 14 May 1979 and 11 May 1985 the station was served by the Crosstown Linkline diesel multiple unit service between Camden Road and North Woolwich.

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 that year, 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.[5]


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


London Buses routes 17, 91, 259, 274 and night route N91 serve the station.[6]


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

Preceding station London Overground Following station
Camden Road North London line Highbury & Islington
towards Stratford


  1. ^ National Rail Enquiries: Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (CIR). Retrieved 11 July 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Disused Stations: Barnsbury
  4. ^ "Islington: Communications | British History Online".
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Richmond and Clapham Junction to Stratford route" (PDF). 15 May 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 May 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.

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