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Canonbury Station

Wallace Road, Canonbury, London, N1 2PG

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  • Platform 1 for trains to Highbury & Islington only.
  • Platform 2 for trains via Canada Water.
  • Platform 3 for trains to Richmond & Clapham Junction.
  • Platform 4 for trains to Stratford.


  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Highbury & Islington.

Opening Times

  • Monday 05:20 - 18:30.
  • Tuesday 05:20 - 18:30.
  • Wednesday 05:20 - 18:30.
  • Thursday 05:20 - 18:30.
  • Friday 05:20 - 18:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Grosvenor Avenue)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the station.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access (Ticket Office / Concourse)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Concourse to Platforms 1,2,3 & 4)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from the concourse to the platforms.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Lift - Platforms 2 & 3)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the footbridge.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Footbridge-Platforms 2 & 3.
  • The lift is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 148cm x 188cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 2in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Train Station

  • There are generally 1 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is staffed.
  • There is not an office to obtain help.
  • The station is not staffed between midnight and 5.20am.
  • There is a ticket office.
  • The ticket office is located on the left immediately past the main entrance.
  • The ticket office is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The train companies operating from within this station are London Overground.
  • The train companies that operate within this station include:.
  • There are 4 platform(s) in the station.
  • The platform(s) accessed by lift is / are 1,2,3 & 4.
  • The platform(s) which can be accessed by either level access / ramps / lifts / stairclimber from inside the station is / are 1,2,3 & 4.
  • Additional Station Information View
    • Announcements on platforms are audio and visual.
    • Wider ticket barriers are available to access platforms.
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the platform(s).
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the main station concourse.
    • There is not a wheelchair available to borrow.

Accessible Platform/Train Ramp - Platform 1

  • A ramp has been constructed on Platform 1 which raises a section of the platform to the same level as the train.
  • This new ramp, named the 'Harrington Hump' is a prototype and if proved successful will be installed at other stations across London.
  • The designated carriage (usually in the middle of the train) will have the 'Wheelchair Symbol' on the doors.
  • At the time of survey (Jan 2017) a 'Harrington Hump' is being installed on Platform 2.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.