Canonbury railway station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Template:London Overground East London Line Template:FP-H&I RDT Canonbury railway station serves the district of Canonbury within the London Borough of Islington in north London. It is on London Overground's North London Line and East London Line. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground, and the station is in Travelcard Zone 2. This location of the station is close to the boundary with the London Borough of Hackney.


The station originally opened in 1858 to the east of its present location as "Newington Road & Balls Pond" and was renamed "Canonbury" shortly before the move to its present site in 1870.

In 2007, the ticket office was extensively refurbished, as part of the station upgrade programme delivered through conversion to London Overground. On 1 June 2010, as a result of the East London Line extension, North London Line services were rerouted to the newly constructed platforms 3 and 4, with the East London Line trains now using refurbished platforms 1 and 2.

To the west of the station is the Canonbury curve, a freight-only connection through the Canonbury tunnel to the East Coast Main Line at Template:LUL stations.

The North London Line between Template:Stnlnk and Template:LUL stations closed in February 2010, for installing a new signalling system and for extending 30 platforms, in order in due course to allow four-car trains to run on the London Overground network. After reopening on 1 June 2010, the work continued until May 2011 with a reduced service operating Mondays to Saturdays and no service at all on Sundays.<ref name="nll-closure">Template:Cite news</ref>

During the NLL closure of February–May 2010, the through route was moved to the north side of the cutting, and two adjacent brand new platforms provided, an island platform replacing the former eastbound platform. This allowed the extended ELL to serve Canonbury (and Highbury & Islington) on a pair of completely segregated tracks occupying the former route on the south side of the cutting.

Since the northern extension of the East London Line, which was completed and opened in March 2011, Canonbury station has had four platforms, giving interchange between the London Overground East London Line (ELL) and North London Line (NLL) with step-free access to all platforms and peak service frequencies of 12 trains per hour in each direction.


All times below are correct as of the May 2011 timetables.

North London Line

Mondays to Fridays there is a service approximately every 7–8 minutes throughout the morning and evening peaks, changing to roughly every 10 minutes off-peak. On Saturdays the service is approximately every 10 minutes. Services have resumed on Sundays and are similar to those on Saturdays. Details of these services are below: The times below are the typical weekday service at the station in trains per hour:

East London Line

Mondays to Saturdays there is a service every 6–9 minutes throughout the day, while on Sundays before 13:00 there is a service every 15 minutes, changing to every 7–8 minutes until the end of service after that. Details of these services are below:

The times below are the typical weekday service at the station in trains per hour:

Transport links

London bus routes 30, 277 approx 8mins walk from the station to St. Pauls Road. Route236 5mins walk from the station to Grosvenor Ave.


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