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Highbury & Islington London Underground London Overground National Rail
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Location Highbury & Islington
Local authority London Borough of Islington
Managed by London Underground
Station code HHY
DfT category C2 (Great Northern platforms)
F1 (London Overground)
Number of platforms 8
Accessible Yes  (Overground platforms only)
Fare zone 2
Key dates
1850 Opened (NLR)
1904 Opened (GN&CR)
1968 Opened (Victoria line)
1975 Closed (Northern line (Highbury branch))
1976 Opened (Northern City Line)
Feb 2010 Overground platforms rebuilt
June 2010 North London Line platforms re-opened
March 2011 East London Line platforms opened
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Highbury & Islington station is a National Rail, London Overground and London Underground station, in the London Borough of Islington in North London. It serves the suburbs of Highbury and Islington. The name is often shortened to simply Highbury.

The station is on the Underground's Victoria Line, between Finsbury Park and King's Cross St. Pancras. It is also on the National Rail North London line and Northern City Line. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.

Highbury tube station layout
Plan of Deep platforms at Highbury & Islington showing changes for the opening of the Victoria Line


In 2010 Highbury & Islington will become the new northern terminus of phase one of the East London Railway extension, which will be operated as part of London Overground.

Islington Council is currently considering redeveloping the site of the current station, and Highbury Corner generally, including possibly covering over the North London Line tracks and building an office block above the site..

Victoria line (London Underground)

Great Northern (First Capital Connect)

North London Line (London Overground)

    • GN&CR station building, shortly after the Metropolitan Railway's merger into the London Underground, 1933
    • Side entrance to GN&CR building on to Highbury Crescent, 1934
    • Ticket hall of GN&CR station, 1935
    • Combined ticket hall, 1970
    • Northern City Line southbound platform, 1975
    • Combined ticket hall, 2005
    • Entrance to station (note remnant of original NLR building on left), 2005
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Brixton
Victoria line
London Overground National Rail London Overground
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
towards Richmond
North London Line
towards Stratford
National Rail
Essex Road   First Capital Connect
Northern City Line
Monday-Friday only
  Drayton Park
    From Early 2011    
Terminus   London Overground
East London Line

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