Highbury & Islington station

London Underground and railway station in Highbury & Islington, London Borough of Islington, England, UK

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.

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Highbury & Islington is located in Greater London
Highbury & Islington
Highbury & Islington
Location of Highbury & Islington in Greater London
LocationHighbury & Islington
Local authorityLondon Borough of Islington
Managed byLondon Underground[1]
Station codeHHY
DfT categoryC2 (Great Northern platforms)
F1 (London Overground)
Number of platforms8
AccessibleYes (Overground platforms only)
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Decrease 20.09 million[2]
2018Decrease 17.89 million[3]
2019Decrease 17.50 million[4]
2020Decrease 8.22 million[5]
2021Increase 8.34 million[6]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 15.840 million[7]
– interchange Increase 2.037 million[7]
2014–15Increase 19.976 million[7]
– interchange Increase 2.893 million[7]
2015–16Increase 28.166 million[7]
– interchange Decrease 2.834 million[7]
2016–17Increase 29.853 million[7]
– interchange Decrease 3.837 million[7]
Key dates
1850Opened (NLR)
1904Opened (GN&CR)
1968Opened (Victoria line)
1975Closed (Northern line (Highbury branch))
1976Opened (Northern City Line)
Feb 2010Overground platforms rebuilt
June 2010North London Line platforms re-opened
March 2011East London Line platforms opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′45″N 0°06′18″W / 51.5458°N 0.1050°W / 51.5458; -0.1050

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.

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



The North London Line reopened on 1 June 2010; however, the East London Line platforms did not open until March 2011.

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)



  1. "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  5. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  6. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

Other websites

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Brixton
Victoria line
  London Overground
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