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Seven Sisters London Underground London Overground National Rail
Entrance on Seven Sisters Road to London Overground, National Rail and London Underground
Seven Sisters
Seven Sisters
Location of Seven Sisters in Greater London
LocationSeven Sisters
Local authorityLondon Borough of Haringey
Managed byLondon Underground
London Overground
Station codeSVS
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms5
Fare zone3
OSISouth Tottenham London Overground[1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase 17.52 million[2]
2016Increase 18.61 million[2]
2017Decrease 18.33 million[2]
2018Decrease 17.92 million[3]
2019Decrease 17.02 million[4]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 7.371[5] million[6]
2016–17Increase 7.987 million[6]
2017–18Increase 8.169 million[6]
– interchange Increase 9,966[6]
2018–19Increase 8.395 million[6]
– interchange Decrease 9,786[6]
2019–20Decrease 7.392 million[6]
– interchange Decrease 9,194[6]
Key dates
22 July 1872Opened (GER)
1 January 1878Opened (Palace Gates Line)
7 January 1963Closed (Palace Gates Line)
1 September 1968Opened (Victoria Line)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°34′56″N 0°04′31″W / 51.582222°N 0.075278°W / 51.582222; -0.075278Coordinates: 51°34′56″N 0°04′31″W / 51.582222°N 0.075278°W / 51.582222; -0.075278
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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.

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.[7] 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.

The Palace Gates Line was closed by British Rail in 1963 for passengers and 1964 for freight, with the branch line track and platforms at Seven Sisters later removed.[8]

On 24 July 1967 planning permission was granted to convert the station for London Underground use.[9] The first section of the Victoria line opened on 1 September 1968 serving Seven Sisters,[7] 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.[10][11] Some Greater Anglia services are scheduled to call at this station at peak times.

During summer 2015, there was no Victoria Line service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central to facilitate works outside of Walthamstow station which would boost capacity along the line.[12]


In May 2013 it was announced that the station would be on the latest proposed route for Crossrail 2,[13] with a double-ended underground station built linking South Tottenham and Seven Sisters stations.[14]


London Buses routes 41, 76, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 349, 476 and night routes N41, N73 and N279 serve the station.[15]


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. ^ Methodological changes accounted for an increase of 1.538 million. Usage would have been 5.833 million without the change.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  7. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 208.
  8. ^ "Abandoned Stations".
  9. ^ "OLD/1967/0757". Online Planning Service. Haringey Council. 5 April 2005. Retrieved 1 August 2013. Seven Sisters Railway Station, Land Junction Seven Sisters Road/Westerfield Road … Conversion of new station for victoria line.
  10. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  11. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  12. ^ [1] The Guardian 26 February 2015
  13. ^ "Consultation on Crossrail 2 routes". BBC News. 14 May 2013 – via
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  15. ^ "Seven Sisters". Transport for London. Retrieved 10 October 2020.

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.

Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Finsbury Parktowards BrixtonVictoria lineTottenham Haletowards Walthamstow Central London Overground Stamford Hilltowards Liverpool StreetEnfield & Cheshunt LineBruce Grovetowards Enfield Town or Cheshunt National Rail Hackney Downs   Greater AngliaWest Anglia Main Line(Limited service)   Edmonton Green   Future development   Preceding station   Crossrail   Following station Dalston (London)towards Hampton Court or Shepperton orChessington South or EpsomCrossrailCrossrail 2Turnpike Lanetowards New Southgate Disused railways South TottenhamLine closed, station open   Great Eastern RailwayPalace Gates Line   West GreenLine and station closed Stamford HillLine and station open