Caledonian Road & Barnsbury railway station

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury railway station in the London Borough of Islington in North London is on the North London line and is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. The station opened in 1870 as "Barnsbury" replacing the 1852 Caledonian Road station which was slightly west of the present site.[3] Barnsbury was renamed "Caledonian Road & Barnsbury" in 1893.[4]

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury London Overground
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Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury is located in Greater London
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Location of Caledonian Road & Barnsbury in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Islington
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeCIR
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 1.765 million[2]
2016–17Increase 1.838 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 1.730 million[2]
2018–19Increase 1.734 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 1.640 million[2]
Key dates
10 June 1852Opened as Caledonian Road
21 November 1870relocated east, renamed Barnsbury
1893renamed Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′36″N 0°06′52″W / 51.5432°N 0.1145°W / 51.5432; -0.1145Coordinates: 51°32′36″N 0°06′52″W / 51.5432°N 0.1145°W / 51.5432; -0.1145
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

The station entrance on Offord Street leads to the old westbound platform (until February 2010) from which a footbridge gives access to the brand new island platforms, curiously numbered 2 and 3, probably to distinguish from the old platform 1. There is a footpath, with Oyster readers, from Caledonian Road to the entrance.


The typical off-peak weekday, Saturday and Sunday service at the station in trains per hour is

A few late night westbound trains run only as far as Camden Road.

Monday - Friday Peak hours

To allow four-car trains to run on the London Overground network, the North London line between Gospel Oak and Stratford closed in February 2010, and reopened 1 June that year, in order for a new signalling system to be installed and 30 platforms to be extended. After the reopening the work continued until May 2011 with a reduced service and none on Sundays.[6]

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station in 1984 before the new platform
Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
North London Line
towards Stratford


London Buses routes 17, 91, 259, 274 and night route N91 serve the station.[7]


  1. ^ National Rail Enquiries: Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (CIR) Accessed 11 July 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Disused Stations: Barnsbury
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  5. ^ Table 59 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  6. ^ "London Overground to close from Gospel Oak to Stratford as part of £326m upgrade to deliver longer, more frequent trains". TfL. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 17 October 2020.

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