Holloway and Caledonian Road railway station

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Holloway & Caledonian Road
Holloway station, 1895.jpg
Holloway & Caledonian Road station, 1895
Holloway & Caledonian Road is located in Greater London
Holloway & Caledonian Road
Holloway & Caledonian Road
Location of Holloway & Caledonian Road in Greater London
Local authorityIslington
OwnerGreat Northern Railway
Number of platforms2
Key dates
1852 (1852)Opened (Up platform)
1856Opened (Down platform
1915 (1915)Closed
Replaced bynone
Other information
WGS8451°33′10″N 0°06′49″W / 51.552900°N 0.113568°W / 51.552900; -0.113568Coordinates: 51°33′10″N 0°06′49″W / 51.552900°N 0.113568°W / 51.552900; -0.113568
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Holloway & Caledonian Road (originally Holloway) was a railway station opened in 1852 by the Great Northern Railway (GNR). It was located on Holloway Road, in Holloway and between the railway's terminus at King's Cross to the south and Finsbury Park to the north. The station closed in 1915.

King's Cross station opened on 14 October 1852 replacing the temporary terminus at Maiden Lane which closed.[1] At its opening, Holloway & Caledonian Road, had only a single up platform available for the use of alighting passengers, the first stop for passengers travelling from King's Cross was Finsbury Park. Full services in both directions were available from 1 August 1856.[1] The platforms were located partly on the railway's viaduct and partly on the railway bridge over Holloway Road.

As with many other inner London stations, the development of alternative transport services impacted the number of passengers using the station, here, particularly, the adjacent Holloway Road station opened in 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (now the London Underground's Piccadilly line). The GNR station was closed on 1 October 1915.[1] The station buildings, part of the viaduct and the bridge that it was located on have been demolished.[2]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
London King's Cross
Line and station open
  Great Northern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  Finsbury Park
Line and station open


  1. ^ a b c Brown, Joe (2015) [2006]. London Railway Atlas (4th ed.). Ian Allan. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7110-3819-6.
  2. ^ "Holloway & Caedonian Road". abandonedstations.org.uk. Retrieved 15 June 2014.