Holloway Road tube station

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Holloway Road London Underground
Holloway Road stn building02.jpg
Holloway Road is located in Greater London
Holloway Road
Holloway Road
Location of Holloway Road in Greater London
Local authorityIslington
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Increase 6.79 million[1]
2018Decrease 6.08 million[2]
2019Increase 6.69 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.26 million[4]
2021Increase 2.88 million[5]
Key dates
15 December 1906Opened
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1195635[6]
Added to list17 May 1994; 28 years ago (1994-05-17)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′11″N 0°06′43″W / 51.55306°N 0.11194°W / 51.55306; -0.11194Coordinates: 51°33′11″N 0°06′43″W / 51.55306°N 0.11194°W / 51.55306; -0.11194
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Holloway Road is a station on the London Underground. It is on the Piccadilly line between Caledonian Road and Arsenal stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2. The station opened on 15 December 1906.

The station was constructed by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway and was built with two lift shafts, but only one was ever used for lifts. The second shaft was the site of an experimental spiral escalator which was built by the American inventor of escalators, Jesse W. Reno. The experiment was not successful and was never used by the public. In the 1990s, remains of the escalator equipment were excavated from the base of the lift shaft and stored at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton. From the platforms, a second exit no longer in use is visible and leads to the back of the used lift shaft.

The station is adjacent to the site of the former Holloway and Caledonian Road railway station.

The station is close to the new Emirates Stadium, the new home of Arsenal football club. As part of the planning permission £5m was due to be spent expanding the current station to cope with increased passenger numbers on match days. However subsequent studies showed that to ensure the station could cope with the numbers the lifts would have to be replaced with escalators which would cost £60m. As a result, the redevelopment plans were put on hold and now at match times the station is exit only, and before a match eastbound trains do not call.[7]


The architect of the station was Leslie Green who built it for the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (Now part of London Transport) in the Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style).[8] The building is listed by English Heritage as Grade II.[6]

Refurbishment, 2007–2008[edit]

Refurbishment works completed in 2008 included the installation of a new public address system, replacement of aging customer information screens, and other aesthetic changes to improve the look, feel and security of the station. This includes improved lighting and a dramatic increase in the number of CCTV cameras.


London Buses routes 43, 153, 263, 271, 393 and night route N41 serve the station.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ a b Historic England. "Holloway Road Station (London Transport) (1195635)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Get to... Emirates Stadium – Matchday arrangements". arsenal.com. Arsenal Broadband Limited. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 August 2008.
  8. ^ "London Underground by Design by Mark Ovenden – review". 3 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Buses from Arsenal (Emirates Stadium)" (PDF). TfL. 26 March 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Night buses from Arsenal (Emirates Stadium)" (PDF). TfL. June 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.


External links[edit]

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