Location of Hornsey in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Haringey|
|Managed by||Great Northern|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Hornsey railway station is in Hornsey in the London Borough of Haringey, north London. It is on the Great Northern route that forms part of the East Coast Main Line, 4 miles 4 chains (6.5 km) down the line from London King's Cross, and is situated between Harringay to the south and Alexandra Palace to the north.
It is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station is managed by Great Northern on behalf of Network Rail, and is adjacent to the Hornsey train maintenance depot. It was built in 1850 on the Great Northern Railway.
The station was opened on 7 August 1850 by the Great Northern Railway (GNR), the same day that the main line between Peterborough and London (Maiden Lane) was opened.
Under plans approved in 1897, the station was to be served by the Great Northern and Strand Railway (GN&SR), a tube railway supported by the GNR which would have run underground beneath the GNR's tracks from Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park and then into central London. The GN&SR stations on each side would have been the same as the main line stations. The GN&SR route and stations north of Finsbury Park were cancelled in 1902 when the GN&SR was taken over by Charles Yerkes' consortium which planned to merge it with the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus Railway to form the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway from Finsbury Park to Hammersmith (now part of the London Underground's Piccadilly line).
Hornsey currently has the following National Rail services off-peak (all operated by Great Northern) typically formed of Class 717 units:
No National Rail trains operated to Moorgate at weekends or after 10pm prior to the December 2015 timetable change, instead being diverted to King's Cross. Franchise operator Great Northern introduced late night & weekend services to the Moorgate branch from 13 December 2015. Only a small number of late night and early morning trains to/from Kings Cross now stop here.
|Preceding station||Following station|
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|Great Northern & Strand||Alexandra Palace|