Totteridge & Whetstone tube station

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Totteridge & Whetstone London Underground
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Totteridge & Whetstone is located in Greater London
Totteridge & Whetstone
Totteridge & Whetstone
Location of Totteridge & Whetstone in Greater London
Location Whetstone
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 1.86 million[1]
2011 Increase 1.98 million[1]
2012 Decrease 1.92 million[1]
2013 Increase 1.95 million[1]
Key dates
1872 Opened (GNR)
1940 Started (Northern line)
1941 Ended (LNER)
1 October 1962 Goods yard closed[2]
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°37′50″N 0°10′45″W / 51.6306°N 0.1792°W / 51.6306; -0.1792

Totteridge & Whetstone tube station is a London Underground station in North London. The station is the penultimate one on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line, between Woodside Park and High Barnet stations, and in Travelcard Zone 4. It is on the northern side of Totteridge Lane (A5109), somewhat to the east of the Dollis Brook (the traditional boundary between Totteridge and Whetstone) hence is in Whetstone.


Totteridge & Whetstone station was planned by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) and was originally opened as Whetstone and Totteridge on 1 April 1872 by the Great Northern Railway (which had taken over the EH&LR).[3] The station was on a branch of a line that ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate.

After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies the line was, from 1923, part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). The section of the High Barnet branch north of East Finchley was incorporated into the London Underground network through the "Northern Heights" project begun in the late 1930s. Totteridge and Whetstone station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940[4] and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941.[3] The station still retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.


London Buses routes 34; 125; 234; 251; 263; 326; 383 and school routes 605 and 626; 628; 634; 688 and night route N20 serve the station.

Local information[edit]

Totteridge Lane is a busy road. There is a traffic island opposite the station entrance, but there have been many calls for a zebra crossing to be installed there[citation needed] to allow pedestrians to cross more safely.

The western part of the station building (to the left seen from Totteridge Lane) is a retail unit. It has been occupied by an estate agent for several years, and was previously a jeweller called Kempster & Sampson, a branch of a now defunct jeweller in Gants Hill. Just to the west of the station is a block of flats (visible at the left edge of the picture), and west of that is a strip of green belt land.

To the east of the station is a cul-de-sac called Allum Way. At the end are some warehouses and office blocks.

Opposite the station, on the south side of Totteridge Lane, is a small retail unit owned by London Underground. It is currently a jewellers and was previously the Totteridge Art Gallery.

The station is not wheelchair accessible due to flights of stairs to both northbound and southbound platforms. The staffing levels are low so it may be difficult to obtain assistance with wheelchairs.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (London Underground Railway Society) (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 
  3. ^ a b Clive's Underground Line Guides - Northern Line, Dates
  4. ^ Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 

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