Seven Sisters station
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Seven Sisters is a London Overground and London Underground Victoria line station in the Seven Sisters area of the London Borough of Haringey, north London. The station has two entrances/exits, one on Tottenham High Road, and the other on Seven Sisters Road.
Entrance on Seven Sisters Road to London Overground, National Rail and London Underground
|Local authority||London Borough of Haringey|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||5|
|OSI||South Tottenham |
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|22 July 1872||Opened (GER)|
|1 January 1878||Opened (Palace Gates Line)|
|7 January 1963||Closed (Palace Gates Line)|
|1 September 1968||Opened (Victoria Line)|
|London transport portal|
The station is in Travelcard Zone 3. Seven Sisters lies between Finsbury Park and Tottenham Hale on the Victoria line and between Stamford Hill and Bruce Grove on the Lea Valley Cheshunt/Enfield Town Line from Liverpool Street, operated by London Overground. Abellio Greater Anglia also serve at peak times. It is a short distance from South Tottenham station on London Overground's Gospel Oak to Barking line.
The station was constructed by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway line and opened on 22 July 1872. On 1 January 1878, the GER opened a branch line, the Palace Gates Line, from Seven Sisters station to Noel Park and later that year to Palace Gates (Wood Green) station.
On 24 July 1967 planning permission was granted to convert the station for London Underground use. The first section of the Victoria line opened on 1 September 1968 serving Seven Sisters, although a shared entrance and interchange facilities with the surface station were not opened until December 1968. The original GER entrance to the station was situated in West Green Road at the north end of the surface station, but the new combined entrance was opened in Seven Sisters Road at the south end on the site of a former wood merchants yard, connecting to the west end of the Victoria line platforms. The original (1872) entrance was closed at that time. The National Rail platforms are not at street level. Platform 1 (towards London Liverpool Street) is accessed by twin staircases. Platform 2 (towards Enfield Town & Cheshunt) has a staircase and an "up" escalator.
A second entrance at the east end includes the main Victoria line ticket hall, and is accessed via subways on each side of High Road just north of the junction with Seven Sisters Road. There are three Victoria line platforms at Seven Sisters: with one platform (platform 4) reserved for services which terminate at the station to return to the depot or reverse back into central London, although a connection is available for trains to continue to Walthamstow Central.
The section of Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Finsbury Park stations is the longest between adjacent stations in deep level tunnels on the London Underground network. During the planning phase of the Victoria line, thought was given to converting Manor House into a Victoria line station and diverting the Piccadilly line in new tunnels directly from Finsbury Park to Turnpike Lane via Harringay Green Lanes, but the idea was abandoned because of the inconvenience this would cause, as well as the cost.
On 31 May 2015 the station and all services that call here, transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground. Some Greater Anglia services are scheduled to call at this station at peak times.
In May 2013 it was announced that the station would be on the latest proposed route for Crossrail 2, with a double-ended underground station built linking South Tottenham and Seven Sisters stations.
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- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- Methodological changes accounted for an increase of 1.538 million. Usage would have been 5.833 million without the change.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Butt 1995, p. 208.
- "Abandoned Stations".
- "OLD/1967/0757". Online Planning Service. Haringey Council. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
Seven Sisters Railway Station, Land Junction Seven Sisters Road/Westerfield Road … Conversion of new station for victoria line.
- TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
- TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
-  The Guardian 26 February 2015
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- Transport for London. "Keeping London moving" (PDF). tfl.gov.uk.
Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Seven Sisters station.|
- Train times and station information for Seven Sisters station from National Rail
- Disused stations - closed Palace Gate branch platforms
- London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
- See How they Run - Plan showing layout of Seven Sisters station below ground (archived from the original on 23 September 2006)
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
towards Walthamstow Central
towards Liverpool Street
|Enfield & Cheshunt Line|
|Hackney Downs||Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|
towards New Southgate
Line closed, station open
|Great Eastern Railway
Palace Gates Line
Line and station closed
Line and station open