Upper Holloway railway station

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Upper Holloway London Overground
Upper Holloway station - geograph.org.uk - 623109.jpg
Upper Holloway is located in Greater London
Upper Holloway
Upper Holloway
Location of Upper Holloway in Greater London
Location Upper Holloway
Local authority London Borough of Islington
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code UHL
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
OSI Archway London Underground [2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 52,331[3]
2005–06 Decrease 47,992[3]
2006–07 Increase 0.206 million[3]
2007–08 Decrease 0.205 million[3]
2008–09 Increase 0.284 million[3]
2009–10 Increase 0.285 million[3]
2010–11 Increase 0.506 million[3]
2011–12 Increase 0.736 million[3]
2012–13 Increase 0.901 million[3]
Key dates
1868 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°33′50″N 0°07′47″W / 51.5638°N 0.1298°W / 51.5638; -0.1298

Upper Holloway railway station is in Holloway, North London, near Archway (N19). It is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, between Gospel Oak and Crouch Hill. It is operated by London Overground, and the service is one train every 15 minutes in each direction except late evenings when it is half-hourly. The line is not electrified, and services are operated by two-car Class 172 DMUs.

The station is a short walk along Holloway Road from Archway on the Northern line. This is currently the most convenient interchange between the two lines, given as 490 yards (450 m) on the maps inside London Overground trains (but the interchange is not mentioned on London Underground maps). There are rumours of an interchange station to be built at Tufnell Park where the Gospel Oak to Barking line crosses the Northern line, on the site of the now demolished Junction Road station but as yet there is no official word on if or when this work would be carried out.


London Buses routes 17; 43; 263; 271 and night route N41 serve the station.

Station Infrastructure[edit]

Station facilities are basic with little at street level other than a few signs to indicate the presence of a station. Holloway Road passes over the line and steps and ramps for wheelchair users, buggies, bikes etc. on either side of the bridge lead directly down to the platforms. There are information points, CCTV cameras, information screens and loudspeakers. There are brick-built shelters on each platform and the station staff operate out of a small portable office.

Signs of the station's past remain. The building which used to be the ticket office can be seen beside the south entrance (for trains towards Gospel Oak). A footbridge over the track remains but this is closed and the only way over the track is by Holloway Road. The platforms were originally built to accommodate longer trains. The unused sections of platform remain but are closed and in a poor state of repair. The signal box at the end of the platform is still in use.

As of summer 2008, the station has been repainted and re-signed in London Overground colours, with the green-painted staircase railings (for example) of the former Silverlink franchise giving way to Overground orange.

The station was formerly located between Junction Road and Hornsey Road station, which both closed in 1943. The cause of the closures was in part related to their close proximity to Upper Holloway station.

The station is in Travelcard Zone 2.


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
towards Barking
  Disused Railways  
Junction Road   Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway   Hornsey Road