Caledonian Road tube station
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway|
|15 December 1906||Station opened|
|Added to list||20 July 2011|
|London transport portal|
Caledonian Road is a station on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, between King's Cross St. Pancras and Holloway Road, and in Travelcard Zone 2. It was opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. The building was designed by Leslie Green.
Caledonian Road station is located on Caledonian Road in Holloway, north London. The station continues to use lifts, never having been upgraded to escalators. Unusually for stations of its era, the lifts descend directly to platform level with no secondary staircases. In recent times this has meant that the station is now advertised as "Step Free" on line maps without rebuilding work taking place. The station is a Grade II listed building.
The next northbound station from Caledonian Road is Holloway Road while the next southbound station was originally York Road. This station closed in 1932, but can still be seen from trains. York Road was planned to be open to relieve congestion at King's Cross St. Pancras.
The station was scheduled to be closed from 4 January 2016 until mid-August 2016, to enable the two lifts to be upgraded. A local campaign against the closure emerged via a Change.org petition and achieved close to 7,500 supporters. The petitioners claimed that the station could be kept open while new lifts were installed in two unused lift shafts. This was previously done when lifts were replaced in 1987 and the station remained open throughout.
In January 2016, Islington Council announced that it had applied for a Judicial Review of Transport for London's plan, to be heard on 25 February 2016. On 19 January 2016, Underground management announced that the closure plan had been shelved and that new arrangements would be made to keep the station open during lift refurbishment.
The typical off-peak service from this station is as follows:
- 12 tph (trains per hour) to Heathrow Airport via Central London
- 6 of these to terminals 4 and 1,2,3
- 6 of these to terminals 1,2,3 and 5
- 3 tph to Rayners Lane via Central London
- 3 tph to Uxbridge via Central London and Rayners Lane
- 3 tph to Northfields via Central London
- 18 tph to Cockfosters
- 3 tph to Arnos Grove
Platform Level Tiling
The stations along the central part of the Piccadilly line, as well as some sections of the Northern line, were financed by Charles Yerkes, and are famous for the Leslie Green designed red station buildings and distinctive platform tiling. Each station has its own unique tile pattern and colours.
- London Buses routes 17, 91 and 259 serve the station.
- Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station on the North London Line is about half a mile to the south.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Caledonian Road tube station.|
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- "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
- Historic England. "Caledonian Road Underground Station (1401086)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011.
- "News In Brief: Caledonian Road lifts". Rail. Peterborough. 28 October 2015. p. 21.
- Morris, James (30 October 2015). "Campaign launched to prevent eight-month Caledonian Road Station closure". Islington Gazette.
- Morris, James (19 January 2016). "Power to the people after Caledonian Road Station closure is withdrawn". Islington Gazette.
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