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Monday, November 30, 2009

Highgate Disused Tube Station

This station opened in the 1860s and is located directly above the current Highgate Northern Line low level station in North London. It closed to passengers in 1962 and remained in use for freight until 1954. The platform remains and there are are twin tunnel portals at either end of the station, the West tunnels still retaining parts of their tracks. The far ends of all four of the tunnel portals have been grilled to prevent access and allow an area for bats.

This site is the property of London Transport, access was arranged through Subterranea Brittanica.

Platform of the High Level Station

Steps down to the Low Level Platform

End of the track

Entrance to the West tunnel

Looking down the tunnel

Portal at the far end

Tunnel connecting to parallel tunnel

Sealed portal

Remains of the track

West tunnels from the platform

Entrance to one of the East tunnels

Looking down the length

Looking back to portal

Grille on far portal


Anonymous said...

This is not a London underground line at all. It was the Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace surface loop, via Crouch Hill, Highgate Town, and Muswell Hill, and was primarily intended to bring visitors from Central London right to the back of Ally Pally into which a station was built. I have walked the whole length of the line [including through the Highgate tunnels] - most of which is now a green corridor, and researched the history in the local library - I lived close by in Wood Green / Bowes Park for 17yrs.

adrienne montes said...

i am curious if i would be able to rent this space.

Anonymous said...

I was bought up in this area and spend many days playing along this disused railway in the 70s. We knew it as The Wooden Bridge I dont know why as it was called the Northern Heights railway. You could walk along there from Finsbury Park to Highgate underground, and there was another part that went to Alexandra Palace. Its a nice walk and it brings back some great memories.

Peter Singer.