Tufnell Park tube station
Location of Tufnell Park in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Islington|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Original company||Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway|
|22 June 1907||Station opened|
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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.
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 on 8 June 2015 and is scheduled to reopen in mid-March 2016.
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|Service suspended until mid-March 2016|
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