Totteridge & Whetstone tube station

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Totteridge & Whetstone London Underground
Totteridge & Whetstone station bldg 2020.jpg
Station entrance
Totteridge & Whetstone is located in Greater London
Totteridge & Whetstone
Totteridge & Whetstone
Location of Totteridge & Whetstone in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Barnet
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase 2.33 million[1]
2016Decrease 2.23 million[1]
2017Increase 2.54 million[1]
2018Decrease 2.44 million[2]
2019Increase 2.52 million[3]
Key dates
1 April 1872Opened (GNR)
14 April 1940Started (Northern line)
1941Ended (LNER)
1 October 1962Goods yard closed[4]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°37′50″N 0°10′45″W / 51.63056°N 0.17917°W / 51.63056; -0.17917Coordinates: 51°37′50″N 0°10′45″W / 51.63056°N 0.17917°W / 51.63056; -0.17917
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Totteridge & Whetstone (/ˈwɛtstn/) is a London Underground station in Whetstone of the London Borough of Barnet, North London. The station is the penultimate one on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line, between Woodside Park and High Barnet stations, in Travelcard Zone 4.[5] It was first built in 1872.

It is on the north side of Totteridge Lane (A5109), to the east of the Dollis Brook (the traditional boundary between Totteridge and Whetstone) so narrowly in the latter.[6]


The 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).[7] The station was on a branch of a line whose main part 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 and 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 which began in the late 1930s. Totteridge and Whetstone station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940[8] and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941.[7]

British Rail (the successor to the LNER) freight trains continued to serve the station's goods yard until 1 October 1962, when it was closed.[4]

Station facilities[edit]

The station retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.[9] The station is not wheelchair accessible[10] owing to flights of stairs to the two platforms.

The station has in the 21st century undergone subtle changes to enable the policy of no ticket offices, chiefly:

  • an automatic double-wide access, disabled and buggy-friendly barrier
  • A help desk instead of the ticket office.

The station is not often manned but is during peak hours. The station has a passenger hall, four gates, two toilets (a female toilet on the southbound platform and a male toilet on the northbound platform), payphones, a car park and waiting rooms.[11]

Services and connections[edit]

Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally operate every 3–6 minutes between 6:04 and midnight in both directions.[12][13]

London Bus routes 34, 125, 234, 251, 263, 326, 383, 605, 626, 628, 634 and 688 and night route N20 serve the station.[14][15][16]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Underground: The Journal of the London Underground Railway Society" (PDF) (12). December 1962: 7. Retrieved 28 November 2017. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  6. ^ Google Maps - Totteridge and Whetstone Tube Station
  7. ^ a b Clive's Underground Line Guides - Northern Line, Dates
  8. ^ Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
  9. ^ Railfanning London's Railways - Northern line
  10. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. May 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2020.
  11. ^ Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station
  12. ^ "Northern line timetable: From Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station to High Barnet Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Northern line timetable: From Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station to Woodside Park Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Buses from Totteridge & Whetstone" (PDF). Transport for London. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  15. ^ Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station - Bus
  16. ^ Whetstone High Road/Friern Barnet Lane - Bus

External links[edit]

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