Islington Council together with Transport for London (TfL) consulted on proposals to transform Highbury Corner between 5 February and 20 March 2016. This consultation followed an initial consultation that was undertaken in 2007/08.
The latest proposals consulted upon included:
- Changing the roundabout into a two-way traffic system
- Creation of a new public space
- Improved pedestrian and cycle facilities
- Amendments to the 277 and 30 bus services
The consultation leaflet and information about traffic impacts in the local area can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. A consultation analysis report summarising the consultation activities, the responses received and the points raised was published in summer 2016.
For further information, including predicted journey times, and to view the consultation analysis report, please visit the TfL consultation webpage.
Having considered the feedback to the consultation, and subject to approvals, we intend to proceed with the changes to Highbury Corner.
We have published a second consultation report setting out some design changes to what was proposed in the 2016 consultation and our responses to the issue raised. The report, and more details, can be viewed on the TfL consultation webpage, where the changes to the scheme are also listed.
Highbury Corner bridge works
The Highbury Corner bridge was built around 1850, and extends over the railway lines used by London Overground. Holloway Road (the A1), Highbury & Islington Station and the site of the former post office building sit on top of the bridge structure.
The bridge structure is in need of replacement, and therefore TfL is working to rebuild the bridge at Highbury Corner. Preparatory works began in October 2014, and the works are expected to be completed in Spring 2018. This will involve the rebuilding of the bridge itself, as well as a number of changes for the duration of the works:
- The former post office has been demolished.
- The pedestrian crossing outside Highbury & Islington Station has been closed. A temporary crossing has been provided approximately 50 metres further north up Holloway Road.
- The two bus stops that serve the station, both northbound and southbound, have been relocated further north up Holloway Road.
- Highbury Station Road, Hampton Court and Highbury Crescent (between Highbury Place and Ronalds Road (between the two parts of Highbury Fields) have been closed to traffic.
- The cycle parking previously located in the station forecourt has been moved to Highbury Station Road.
During the works, Highbury & Islington Station will remain open, and pedestrian access to the station will be provided. There will be temporary changes to walking routes around the station. Please follow the signed walking routes.
The A1 Holloway Road will be closed in both directions from 01:00 on Monday 18 December 2017 to 04:00 on Monday 8 January 2018. London Overground services through Highbury & Islington station will also be affected from 23 to 30 December 2017, and at weekends until mid-February 2018.
The road and rail closures will affect bus passengers, cyclists, pedestrians and road users. For the latest information and travel advice, including alternative route maps, visit tfl.gov.uk/highbury-corner
A free shuttle bus, route 593, will run between Highbury & Islington station and Holloway, Nags Head. It will run every 20 minutes between 06:00 and midnight from 18 December to 7 January 2018 inclusive, every day except 25 December.
For more information on the bridge replacement works, or if you have any queries, please visit TfL's website.
Highbury Corner Roundabout 2007/08: The results of the consultation revealed that most local people wanted the western arm of the roundabout to be closed to vehicles. This option included the relocation of the post office to create a new public space that extends from the station to the end of Upper Street.
Highbury & Islington Station and Highbury Corner - Planning Framework 2004: Consultation on the draft planning framework was carried out in 2004 and was adopted by the council as Supplementary Planning Guidance in July 2004. You can download the framework at the bottom of this page.
For any further information please contact the Projects and Transport Planning team at:
Telephone: 020 7527 2000
Address: Town Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2UD