Hornsey railway station
The southbound platform of the station and adjacent TMD.
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Hornsey railway station is on the Great Northern Route that forms part of the East Coast Main Line, located in Hornsey in the London Borough of Haringey, north London. It is 4 miles 4 chains (6.5 km) measured from London King's Cross (although trains that call at Hornsey originate/terminate at Moorgate); it is situated between Harringay to the south and Alexandra Palace to the north.
It is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station is managed by Great Northern on behalf of Network Rail, and is situated next to the Hornsey train maintenance depot. It was built in 1850 on the Great Northern Railway.
The New River canal flows to the east of the station.
Under plans approved in 1897, the station was to be served by the Great Northern and Strand Railway (GN&SR), a tube railway supported by the GNR which would have run underground beneath the GNR's tracks from Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park and then into central London. The GN&SR stations on each side would have been the same as the main line stations. The GN&SR route and stations north of Finsbury Park were cancelled in 1902 when the GN&SR was taken over by Charles Yerkes' consortium which planned to merge it with the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus Railway to form the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway from Finsbury Park to Hammersmith (now part of the London Underground's Piccadilly line).
- 6tph to London Moorgate
- 3tph to Welwyn Garden City
- 3tph to Hertford North (1tph extended to Letchworth Garden City)
No National Rail trains operated to London Moorgate at weekends or after 10pm prior to the December 2015 timetable change, instead being diverted to London King's Cross. Franchise operator Great Northern introduced late night & weekend services to the Moorgate branch from 13 December 2015. Only a small number of late night and early morning trains to/from Kings Cross now stop here.
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- Turnpike Lane London Underground station is a 15-minute walk away.
- London Buses route 41 and night routes N41 and N91 serve the station.
- In July 2009, the Department for Transport announced that depots for new Thameslink trains would be built at Hornsey and Three Bridges.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 123. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 135. CN 8983.
- Badsey-Ellis, Antony (2005). London's Lost Tube Schemes. Capital Transport. pp. 77 and 138. ISBN 1-85414-293-3.
- Table 24 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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