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Grand Central services will not run August 24 & August 25

Please be aware that Grand Central services will not be running on August 24 and 25 due to essential engineering works taking place at King's Cross station. Additionally, an amended service will be in operation on Friday August 23 and Monday August 26. Services are expected to be busy during these periods so we are advising all customers not to travel over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Last updated 09:47 am, Monday 19/08

Information for customers who booked travel before June 19 and need to amend their travel date

If you purchased a ticket through grandcentralrail.com prior to June 19th 2019 and need to amend it, please click here.

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Last updated 20:43 pm, Tuesday 18/06

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Essex Road

Essex Road

Essex Road station
181 Essex Road
Islington
Greater London
N1 2SU

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Ticket office opening hours:

Monday - Friday - 06:15 to 22:00

  • NO Waiting room
  • NO Ticket machine
  • NO Toilet
  • YES Impaired Access Staff

Station facilities

  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Public Telephones No
    • First Class Lounge No
    • Help Points YES Yes
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter No
    • Impared Access Staff YES Yes
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines No
    • Induction Loop YES Yes
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down No
    • National Key Toilets No
    • Ramp for Train Access No
    • Wheel chairs Available No
    • Impaired Access Helpline Hours Monday - Sunday - 07:00 to 22:00
    • Impaired Access Staff Help Hours Monday - Friday - 06:00 to 22:00
      Saturday
      Sunday
    • Helpline YES Yes
    • Helpline Contact Details 0800 058 2844
    • Helpline Contact URL https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
    • Step Free Access The Booking Office is accessible from the street.
      Coverage: no Part Of Station
    • Step Free Access Coverage No Part of Station
    • Staff Help Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844
  • Restrooms
    • Toilets No
    • Baby Change No
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Oyster Pre-Pay YES Yes
    • Pre-Purchase Collection YES Yes
    • Ticket Machine No
    • Oyster Notes You can top up pay-as-you-go on Oyster using the self service ticket machines. Oyster Cards cannot be purchased at this station.
    • Penalty Fares GN
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: No
      Smartcard Validator: Yes
      Smartcards are available online at: www.greatnorthernrail.com/thekeysmartcard
  • Ticketing Hours
    • Ticket Office Hours Monday - Friday - 06:15 to 22:00
  • Station Information
    • ATM No
    • Baby Change No
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property YES Yes
    • Post Box No
    • Shops No
    • Seated Area YES Yes
    • Station Buffet No
    • Showers No
    • Trolley No
    • Wifi No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Lost Property
      Operator Name: Please visit www.greatnorthernrail.com/lostproperty and use the webform to register your lost item.
    • Lost Property: URL https://www.greatnorthernrail.com/help-and-support/journey-problems/lost-property
    • Staffing Level YES Yes
  • Station Location & Directions
    • Latitude 51.54071
    • Longitude -0.09627
  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Station Amenities: Telephone No
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
    • Station Amenities: Wi-Fi Find WiFi Hotspots around Essex Road station (http://btopenzone.hotspot-directory.com)
    • Telephone: Usage Type Cards And Coins
  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops No
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet No
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Closed Circuit TV YES Yes
    • Spaces 6
    • Type NO
  • Bus information
    • Bus Service: Availability YES Yes
    • Bus Service: Note Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format can be found here (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/posters/EXR.pdf)
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/lostproperty
  • Taxi Information
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Note NO
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