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Seven Sisters
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Entrance on Seven Sisters Road to National Express and London Underground

LocationSeven Sisters
Local authorityHaringey
Managed byLondon Underground
National Express East Anglia
Station codeSVS
Number of platforms5
Fare zone3

London Underground annual entry and exit
200411px 10.034 million[1]
200711px 13.531 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2006–0711px 2.586 million[3]

22 July 1872Opened (GER)
1 January 1878Opened (Palace Gates Line)
7 January 1963Closed (Palace Gates Line)
1 September 1968Opened (Victoria Line)

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    Template:Portal-inlineCoordinates: 51°34′56″N 0°04′31″W / 51.582222°N 0.075278°W / 51.582222; -0.075278

    Seven Sisters station is a National Rail and London Underground Victoria Line station in the Seven Sisters area of the London Borough of Haringey, north London.

    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 National Rail line operated by National Express East Anglia from Liverpool Street. It is a short walk from South Tottenham station on London Overground.

    HistoryEdit

    The station was constructed by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway line and opened on 22 July 1872. On 1 January 1878, the GER opened a branch line, the Palace Gates Line, from Seven Sisters station to Palace Gates (Wood Green) station to the north-west.

    Due to unprofitability, the Palace Gates Line was closed by British Rail in 1963 and the branch line track and platforms at Seven Sisters have been removed.

    The first section of the Victoria Line opened on 1 September 1968 serving Seven Sisters, 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.

    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 reserved for northbound services which terminate at the station to return to the depot, although a connection is available for trains to continue to Walthamstow.

    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, but the inconvenience this would cause, as well as the cost, ensured that this idea was abandoned.

    Cultural referencesEdit

    Seven Sisters station is referenced in the song 'Seven Sisters Road' by UK rock band Alien Stash Tin, and included on the bands 2007 eponymous album. The track was also issued as a single a year before.

    'Seven Sisters Road' is also the title of a different song recorded by The Dan Reed Network.

    Transport connectionsEdit

    London Buses routes 41, 73, 76, 123, 149 (24-hour service), 230, 243 (24-hour service), 259, 279, 318, 349, 476, W4, N41, N73, N76 and N279 serve the station or pass close by.

    (Bus map and Night bus map)

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    National Rail National Rail
    Stamford Hill   National Express East Anglia
    Lea Valley Lines
      Bruce Grove
    Preceding station Disused railways Following station
    West Green   Great Eastern Railway
    Palace Gates Line
      Terminus

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