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Highbury & Islington station facts for kids
|Location||Highbury & Islington|
|Local authority||London Borough of Islington|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|DfT category||C2 (Great Northern platforms)
F1 (London Overground)
|Number of platforms||8|
|Accessible||Yes (Overground platforms only)|
|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|
|Lists of stations|
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.
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||London Underground||Following station|
towards Walthamstow Central
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
|North London Line||
|Essex Road||First Capital Connect
Northern City Line
|From Early 2011|
East London Line