Seven Sisters station

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Seven Sisters London Underground London Overground National Rail
Seven Sisters ground level entrance.JPG
Entrance on Seven Sisters Road to London Overground, National Rail and London Underground
Seven Sisters is located in Greater London
Seven Sisters
Seven Sisters
Location of Seven Sisters in Greater London
Location Seven Sisters
Local authority London Borough of Haringey
Managed by London Underground
London Overground
Station code SVS
DfT category D
Number of platforms 5
Fare zone 3
OSI South Tottenham London Overground [1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 14.46 million[2]
2014 Increase 15.97 million[2]
2015 Increase 17.52 million[2]
2016 Increase 18.61 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 3.049 million[4]
2012–13 Increase 3.426 million[4]
2013–14 Increase 3.744 million[4]
2014–15 Increase 4.438 million[4]
2015–16 Increase 7.371[3] million[4]
Key dates
22 July 1872 Opened (GER)
1 January 1878 Opened (Palace Gates Line)
7 January 1963 Closed (Palace Gates Line)
1 September 1968 Opened (Victoria Line)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°34′56″N 0°04′31″W / 51.582222°N 0.075278°W / 51.582222; -0.075278Coordinates: 51°34′56″N 0°04′31″W / 51.582222°N 0.075278°W / 51.582222; -0.075278
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Seven Sisters is a London Overground and London Underground Victoria line station in the Seven Sisters area of the London Borough of Haringey, north London.

The station is in Travelcard Zone 3. Seven Sisters lies between Finsbury Park and Tottenham Hale on the Victoria line and between Stamford Hill and Bruce Grove on the Lea Valley Cheshunt/Enfield Town Line from Liverpool Street, operated by London Overground. Abellio Greater Anglia also serve at peak times. It is a short distance from South Tottenham station on London Overground's Gospel Oak to Barking line.

History[edit]

The station was constructed by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway line and opened on 22 July 1872. On 1 January 1878, the GER opened a branch line, the Palace Gates Line, from Seven Sisters station to Noel Park and later that year to Palace Gates (Wood Green) station.

The Palace Gates Line was closed by British Rail in 1963 for passengers and 1964 for freight, with the branch line track and platforms at Seven Sisters later removed.[5]

On 24 July 1967 planning permission was granted to convert the station for London Underground use.[6] The first section of the Victoria line opened on 1 September 1968 serving Seven Sisters, although a shared entrance and interchange facilities with the surface station were not opened until December 1968. The original GER entrance to the station was situated in West Green Road at the north end of the surface station, but the new combined entrance was opened in Seven Sisters Road at the south end on the site of a former wood merchants yard, connecting to the west end of the Victoria line platforms. The original (1872) entrance was closed at that time. The National Rail platforms are not at street level. Platform 1 (towards London Liverpool Street) is accessed by twin staircases. Platform 2 (towards Enfield Town & Cheshunt) has a staircase and an "up" escalator.

A second entrance at the east end includes the main Victoria line ticket hall, and is accessed via subways on each side of High Road just north of the junction with Seven Sisters Road. There are three Victoria line platforms at Seven Sisters: with one platform (platform 4) reserved for services which terminate at the station to return to the depot or reverse back into central London, although a connection is available for trains to continue to Walthamstow Central.

The section of Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Finsbury Park stations is the longest between adjacent stations in deep level tunnels on the London Underground network. During the planning phase of the Victoria line, thought was given to converting Manor House into a Victoria line station and diverting the Piccadilly line in new tunnels directly from Finsbury Park to Turnpike Lane via Harringay Green Lanes, but the idea was abandoned because of the inconvenience this would cause, as well as the cost.

On 31 May 2015 the station and all services that call here, transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground.[7][8] Some Greater Anglia services are scheduled to call at this station at peak times.

During part of the Summer of 2015, there was no Victoria Line service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central to facilitate works outside of Walthamstow station which would boost capacity along the line. [9]

Future[edit]

In May 2013 it was announced that the station would be on the latest proposed route for Crossrail 2,[10] with a double-ended underground station built linking South Tottenham and Seven Sisters stations.[11]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 41, 76, 149, 230, 243, 259, 279, 318, 349, 476 and W4 and night routes N41, N73 and N279 serve the station.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Methodological changes accounted for an increase of 1.538 million. Usage would have been 5.833 million without the change.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^ [1] Abandoned Stations
  6. ^ "OLD/1967/0757". Online Planning Service. Haringey Council. Retrieved 1 August 2013. Seven Sisters Railway Station, Land Junction Seven Sisters Road/Westerfield Road … Conversion of new station for victoria line. 
  7. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  8. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  9. ^ [2] The Guardian 26 February 2015
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22522884
  11. ^ https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/crossrail2/october2015/user_uploads/s3.pdf
  12. ^ Bus map and Night bus map

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Brixton
Victoria line
Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground
Enfield & Cheshunt Line
National Rail National Rail
Hackney Downs   Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
(Limited service)
  Edmonton Green
  Future development  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Crossrail
Line 2
Disused railways
South Tottenham
Line closed, station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Palace Gates Line
  West Green
Line and station closed
Stamford Hill
Line and station open