Totteridge & Whetstone tube station

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Totteridge & Whetstone London Underground
Totteridge & Whetstone stn building.JPG
Station entrance
Totteridge & Whetstone is located in Greater London
Totteridge & Whetstone
Totteridge & Whetstone
Location of Totteridge & Whetstone in Greater London
Location Whetstone
Local authority Barnet
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 Increase 1.98 million[1]
2012 Decrease 1.92 million[1]
2013 Increase 1.95 million[1]
2014 Increase 2.24 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
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 (/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.[3]

The station is on the northern side of Totteridge Lane (A5109),[4] somewhat to the east of the Dollis Brook (the traditional boundary between Totteridge and Whetstone)[citation needed] hence is in Whetstone.

History[edit]

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).[5] The station was on a branch 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 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 begun in the late 1930s. Totteridge and Whetstone station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940[6] and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941.[5]

The Station today[edit]

The station still retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.[7] The station is not wheelchair accessible[8] due to flights of stairs to both the north- and southbound platform.[citation needed]

The station has ticket halls, three gates, toilets, payphones, a car park, waiting room[9] and two snack vending machines.[10] The ticket office opens on Mondays to Saturdays only.[9]

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.[11][12]

London Bus routes 34; 125; 234; 251; 263; 326 and 383,[13] school routes 605;[14] 626;[15] 628;[14] 634[15] and 688,[14] and night route N20[13] serve the station.

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Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  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. ^ Transport for London (May 2015). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Google Maps - Totteridge and Whetstone Tube Station
  5. ^ a b Clive's Underground Line Guides - Northern Line, Dates
  6. ^ Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 
  7. ^ Railfanning London's Railways - Northern line
  8. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station
  10. ^ Totteridge & Whetstone Tube Station - Facilities
  11. ^ "Northern line timtable: From Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station to High Barnet Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Northern line timtable: From Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station to Woodside Park Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Buses from Totteridge & Whetstone" (PDF). Transport for London. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station - Bus
  15. ^ a b Whetstone High Road/Friern Barnet Lane - Bus

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