Finsbury Park Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Finsbury Park station is a busy transport interchange in north London. The interchange consists of a National Rail station, a London Underground station and two bus stations, all interconnected. The main entrances are by the eastern bus station on Station Place. The National Rail ticket office here lies in between one entrance marked by the Underground roundel symbol, while the other is marked by the National Rail symbol, and provides direct access to the main line platforms. There is another exit by the western bus station along Wells Terrace, incorporating the Underground ticket office, plus a narrow side entrance to the south on the A503 Seven Sisters Road. The complex is located in Travelcard Zone 2. The station is named after the nearby Finsbury Park, one of the oldest of London's Victorian parks. It is also used by many Arsenal supporters on matchdays, as the club's ground is just a short walk away. When the Victoria line was built in the 1960s, the walls in Finsbury Park station were decorated with mosaics of duelling pistols, which can still be seen. This was based on a mistaken identification of Finsbury Park with Finsbury Fields, which was used by Londoners since medieval times for archery and sports, and also associated with 18th-century duels and one of the first hot air balloon flights. However, Finsbury Fields actually occupied a location close to the present-day Finsbury Square. At the same time the long entrance subways and the Wells Terrace booking hall (at the bus station end) were rebuilt to a high standard. Finsbury Park station has a long and complex history involving the participation of many railway companies during its lifetime and has been subject to a number of operational changes and changes to the configuration of station infrastructure. British Transport Police maintain a presence at Finsbury Park and have a police station located at the Wells Terrace entrance. Ticket barriers were installed to platforms 1, 2, 5 and 6 in 2011.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 488160 0
2014 515127 1133109
2013 584163 1141707
2012 620761 1239891
2011 865409 0
2010 688415 0
2009 463238 0
2008 397611 0
2007 380539 0

Location Data

  • London Borough Ward: Finsbury Park
  • Greater London Authority: Greater London Authority
  • London Borough: Islington Borough Council
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Islington North
  • European Region: London
  • London Assembly Constituency: North East

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 4 01000010001010
December 2015 12 80000000000022
November 2015 4 00000000100030
October 2015 5 02000000002010
September 2015 5 12000000002000
August 2015 10 41100020000020
July 2015 5 00000000001040
June 2015 5 20100000001010
May 2015 2 00000010000010
April 2015 4 20000010000010
March 2015 2 10000000000010
February 2015 5 11000010002000
January 2015 7 21000020000020
December 2014 3 00000010000020
November 2014 4 00000020001010
October 2014 7 20000020011010
September 2014 4 00000010000030
August 2014 5 01000000021100
July 2014 7 21100020100000
June 2014 5 10000010001101
May 2014 3 21000000000000
April 2014 3 00000000000120
March 2014 7 11001000002020
February 2014 9 01000020101040
January 2014 11 41000010004010
December 2013 6 00000000103020
November 2013 7 11000100101020
October 2013 5 20000000001020
September 2013 6 00000010201020
August 2013 0 00000000000000
July 2013 6 22000000002000
June 2013 5 01000010101100
May 2013 7 20001020000110
April 2013 7 30000010010110
March 2013 5 10000030010000
February 2013 7 00000030110020

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