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Holloway Road tube station

Holloway Road
Holloway Road is located in Greater London
Holloway Road
Location of Holloway Road in Greater London
Location Holloway
Local authority Islington
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 8.05 million[1]
2012 7.18 million[1]
2013 7.15 million[1]
2014 6.66 million[1]
Key dates
1906 Opened
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1195635[2]
Added to list 17 May 1994
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Holloway Road is a station on the London Underground. It is on the Piccadilly line between Caledonian Road and Arsenal stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2. The station opened on 15 December 1906.

The station was constructed by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway and was built with two lift shafts, but only one was ever used for lifts. The second shaft was the site of an experimental spiral escalator which was built by the American inventor of escalators, Jesse W. Reno. The experiment was not successful and was never used by the public. In the 1990s, remains of the escalator equipment were excavated from the base of the lift shaft and stored at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton. From the platforms, a second exit no longer in use is visible and leads to the back of the used lift shaft.

The station is adjacent to the site of the former Holloway and Caledonian Road railway station.

The station is close to the new Emirates Stadium, the new home of Arsenal football club. As part of the planning permission £5m was due to be spent expanding the current station to cope with increased passenger numbers on match days. However subsequent studies showed that to ensure the station could cope with the numbers the lifts would have to be replaced with escalators which would cost £60m. As a result, the redevelopment plans were put on hold and now at match times the station is exit only, and before a match eastbound trains do not call.[3]


  • Design 1
  • Refurbishment, 2007-2008 2
  • Connections 3
  • References 4
  • Gallery 5
  • External links 6


The architect was Leslie Green who built it for the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (Now part of London Transport). The building is listed by English Heritage as Grade II.[2]

Refurbishment, 2007-2008

Refurbishment works completed in 2008 included the installation of a new public address system, replacement of aging customer information screens, and other aesthetic changes to improve the look, feel and security of the station. This includes improved lighting and a dramatic increase in the number of CCTV cameras.


London Buses routes 43, 153, 271 and 393 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  
  2. ^ a b  
  3. ^ "Get to... Emirates Stadium - Matchday arrangements". Arsenal Broadband Limited. 2011. Archived from the original on 2008-08-12. 


External links

  • "Photographic Archive". London Transport Museum. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. 
    • Spiral escalator during construction, 1906
    • Parts of the experimental spiral escalator
    • Ticket hall, 1927
    • Holloway Road station, 2001
  • "Pictures of the disused staircase". Abandoned Stations. Archived from the original on 2006-02-07. 
  • "Photographs of Holloway Road station". TubePhotos. Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. 
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
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