Upper Holloway railway station

Coordinates: 51°33′50″N 0°07′47″W / 51.5638°N 0.1298°W / 51.5638; -0.1298
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Upper Holloway London Overground
The station in 2020
Upper Holloway is located in Greater London
Upper Holloway
Upper Holloway
Location of Upper Holloway in Greater London
LocationUpper Holloway
Local authorityLondon Borough of Islington
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeUHL
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
OSIArchway London Underground[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 1.088 million[3]
2019–20Decrease 0.974 million[3]
2020–21Decrease 0.595 million[3]
2021–22Increase 1.063 million[3]
2022–23Increase 1.159 million[3]
Key dates
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°33′50″N 0°07′47″W / 51.5638°N 0.1298°W / 51.5638; -0.1298
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Upper Holloway railway station is in Holloway, north London (N19). It is on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, 3 mileschains (4.8 km) from St Pancras (measured via Kentish Town and Mortimer Street Junction)[4] and is situated 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 now electrified, and services are operated by 4 car Class 710 EMUs.

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 tube map and maps inside London Overground trains.


London Buses routes 17, 43, 263 and night routes N41 and N271 serve the station.[5]


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, though this is closed and the only way over the track is via 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.

In summer 2008, the station was 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.


All services at Upper Holloway are operated by London Overground using Class 710 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service is four trains per hour in each direction between Gospel Oak and Barking Riverside. During the late evenings, the service is reduced to three trains per hour in each direction.[6][7]

Preceding station   London Overground   Following station
Gospel Oak
  Gospel Oak to Barking line   Crouch Hill
Disused railways
Junction Road   Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway   Hornsey Road


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ Yonge, John; Padgett, David; Szwenk, John (August 2013) [1990]. Bridge, Mike (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 4: Midlands & North West (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 1R. ISBN 978-0-9549866-7-4.
  5. ^ "Upper Holloway Station (Stop T)". Transport for London. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  6. ^ Table 62 National Rail timetable, December 2023
  7. ^ "London Overground Timetable: Gospel Oak to Barking" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 2 January 2024.

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