Holloway Road tube station
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|15 December 1906||Opened|
|Added to list||17 May 1994|
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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.
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). The building is listed by English Heritage as Grade II.
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.
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Westbound platform looking north towards Cockfosters
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Holloway Road tube station.|
- "Photographic Archive". London Transport Museum. Archived from the original on 18 March 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- "Pictures of the disused staircase". Abandoned Stations. Archived from the original on 7 February 2006.
- "Photographs of Holloway Road station". TubePhotos. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011.
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