Finsbury Park station

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Finsbury Park London Underground
Finsbury Park tube stn entrance Station Place.JPG
Eastern entrance on Station Place
Location Finsbury Park
Local authority London Borough of Islington
Managed by Great Northern
London Underground
Station code FPK
Number of platforms 10 (6 National Rail,[1] 4 Underground)
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Decrease 26.300 million[2]
2009 Decrease 23.214 million[2]
2013 Increase 27.07 million[2]
2014 Increase 28.00 million[2]
2015 Increase 28.85 million[2]
2016 Increase 32.74 million[2]
2017 Decrease 31.22 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 5.546 million[3]
– interchange  Increase 2.422 million[3]
2008–09 Decrease 5.494 million[3]
– interchange  Increase 2.629 million[3]
2009–10 Increase 6.566 million[3]
– interchange  Decrease 2.529 million[3]
2010–11 Increase 7.337 million[3]
– interchange  Decrease 1.411 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Great Northern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1850 Tracks laid
1861 Opened (GNR)
1867 Opened (Edgware branch)
1904 Opened (GN&CR)
1906 Opened as terminus (GNP&BR)
1932 Became through station (Piccadilly)
1954 Closed (Edgware branch, passengers)
1964 Closed (Northern City Line)
1968 Opened (Victoria)
1970 Closed (Edgware branch)
1976 Opened (Northern City Line)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links

Finsbury Park Station is a busy transport interchange in North London. The interchange consists of an interconnected National Rail station, London Underground station and two bus stations. The main entrances are by the eastern bus station on Station Place. The National Rail ticket office here lies in between one entrance marked by the Underground roundel symbol, while the other is marked by the National Rail symbol, and provides direct access to the main line platforms. There is another exit by the western bus station along Wells Terrace, incorporating the Underground ticket office, plus a narrow side entrance to the south on the A503 Seven Sisters Road. The complex is located in Travelcard Zone 2.

Current services[change | change source]

National Rail[change | change source]

The above-ground National Rail station, which has a separate ticket office to the Underground station, is managed and served by First Capital Connect. Trains from Moorgate and King's Cross form inner suburban services to Welwyn Garden City and Hertford North and outer suburban services start from Kings Cross towards Peterborough and Cambridge. Inner suburban service do not serve the Moorgate branch during late evenings and at weekends, being diverted to King's Cross station instead. There are six platforms, but only five tracks, given that platforms 4 and 5 share a track. Platform 1 is used by London Moorgate services heading into London, platform 6 by Moorgate services heading northbound. Platforms 2 (southbound) and 3 (northbound) by Kings Cross services, usually fast but sometimes stopping. Platforms 4/5 by stopping northbound trains from Kings Cross.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
King's Cross station   First Capital Connect
Great Northern stopping
(late evenings and weekends only)
  Harringay
Drayton Park First Capital Connect
Northern City Line
(Weekdays only)
Kings Cross   First Capital Connect
Great Northern semi-fast
  Potters Bar
or
Stevenage
Disused railways
King's Cross
York Road
  British Rail
Eastern Region

City Widened Lines
  Harringay
Kings Cross
Terminus
  Edgware, Highgate & London   Stroud Green

London Underground[change | change source]

The station is served by the Piccadilly and Victoria lines. Although thought of as a 'deep-level' tube station, Finsbury Park has neither lifts nor escalators as its lines are less than 20' (6.1 m) below street level, though there used to be lifts from the high-level platforms to the tube level. These were the last hydraulically operated lifts on LT. The access to the Piccadilly and Victoria line platforms is by staircase only, reached via two narrow passages that physically prevent the installation of automatic ticket barriers - remarkable, considering its Zone 2 location. Manual ticket inspections do, however, regularly take place. Oystercard readers are available for "pay as you go" customers.

Previous station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Next station
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
towards Brixton
Victoria line
  Abandoned Northern Heights Extension  
Previous station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Next station
towards Bushey Heath
Northern line
towards Moorgate
Northern line

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Finsbury Park station has six National Rail platforms, numbered 1 through 6, but only five tracks given that platforms 4 and 5 cover the same track.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

Other websites[change | change source]