Highbury & Islington station

Railway and London Underground station

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
2013Increase 18.13 million[2]
2014Increase 18.28 million[2]
2015Increase 18.44 million[2]
2016Increase 20.22 million[2]
2017Decrease 20.09 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 15.840 million[3]
– interchange Increase 2.037 million[3]
2014–15Increase 19.976 million[3]
– interchange Increase 2.893 million[3]
2015–16Increase 28.166 million[3]
– interchange Decrease 2.834 million[3]
2016–17Increase 29.853 million[3]
– interchange Decrease 3.837 million[3]
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
Lists of stations
External links
WGS8451°32′45″N 0°06′18″W / 51.5458°N 0.1050°W / 51.5458; -0.1050Coordinates: 51°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


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)Edit

Great Northern (First Capital Connect)Edit

North London Line (London Overground)Edit


  1. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. 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.

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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