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Tufnell Park tube station

Tufnell Park
Tufnell Park is located in Greater London
Tufnell Park
Location of Tufnell Park in Greater London
Location Tufnell Park
Local authority London Borough of Islington
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 3.55 million[1]
2012 3.68 million[1]
2013 3.94 million[1]
2014 3.94 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway
Key dates
22 June 1907 Station opened
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Tufnell Park is a London Underground station in Islington close to its boundary with Camden (see Tufnell Park). It is on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line, between Archway and Kentish Town, and in Travelcard Zone 2.


  • Station 1
  • History 2
  • Connections 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Gallery 6


The station has Passenger Operated Ticket Machines (POMs) and a ticket office that opens for limited hours. The station has two lifts between the street and platform level, rather than escalators. Upon exiting the lifts, passengers are required to use stairs to reach the trains. The southbound platform lies at a lower level than the northbound.


The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway. The building was designed by architect Leslie Green and the exterior features glazed terracotta (faïence) tiling, supplied by the Leeds Fireclay Company. Although close to Junction Road railway station on the Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway, there was never a physical connection between the two stations.

The station was modernised in 2004 by Tube Lines; major items of works were the communication systems, a complete retiling and new ceilings throughout. Ticket Gates were installed some time later. The station also houses a large industrial ventilation fan as part of London Underground's Cooling the Tube project. The fan runs year round along with fans at other Northern line locations. Wi-Fi services provided by Virgin Media began at Tufnell Park station to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics, which took place in London.

TfL announced on 11 March 2015 that Tufnell Park station would close for nine months in order to replace the station's ageing lifts. The station closed to passengers on 8 June 2015 and is scheduled to reopen in mid-March 2016.[2]


London Buses routes 4, 134 and 390 and night route N20 serve the station.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  
  2. ^ "New lifts for Tufnell Park station" (Press release).  


  Service suspended until mid-March 2016  
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington
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