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
LocationSeven Sisters
Local authorityLondon Borough of Haringey
Managed byLondon Underground
London Overground
Station codeSVS
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms5
Fare zone3
OSISouth Tottenham London Overground[1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 14.46 million[2]
2014Increase 15.97 million[2]
2015Increase 17.52 million[2]
2016Increase 18.61 million[2]
2017Decrease 18.33 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 3.744 million[4]
2014–15Increase 4.438 million[4]
2015–16Increase 7.371[3] million[4]
2016–17Increase 7.987 million[4]
2017–18Increase 8.169 million[4]
– interchange Increase 9,966[4]
Key dates
22 July 1872Opened (GER)
1 January 1878Opened (Palace Gates Line)
7 January 1963Closed (Palace Gates Line)
1 September 1968Opened (Victoria Line)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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 has two entrances/exits, one on Tottenham High Road, and the other on Seven Sisters Road.

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.[5] 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.[6]

On 24 July 1967 planning permission was granted to convert the station for London Underground use.[7] The first section of the Victoria line opened on 1 September 1968 serving Seven Sisters,[5] 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.[8][9] Some Greater Anglia services are scheduled to call at this station at peak times.

During summer 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.[10]

Future[edit]

In May 2013 it was announced that the station would be on the latest proposed route for Crossrail 2,[11] with a double-ended underground station built linking South Tottenham and Seven Sisters stations.[12]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 41, 76, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 349, 476 and W4 and night routes N41, N73 and N279 serve the station.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  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 f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 208.
  6. ^ "Abandoned Stations".
  7. ^ "OLD/1967/0757". Online Planning Service. Haringey Council. 5 April 2005. Retrieved 1 August 2013. Seven Sisters Railway Station, Land Junction Seven Sisters Road/Westerfield Road … Conversion of new station for victoria line.
  8. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  9. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  10. ^ [1] The Guardian 26 February 2015
  11. ^ "Consultation on Crossrail 2 routes". BBC News. 14 May 2013 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  12. ^ https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/crossrail2/october2015/user_uploads/s3.pdf
  13. ^ Transport for London. "Keeping London moving" (PDF). tfl.gov.uk.

Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

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   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
towards New Southgate
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