Golders Green tube station

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Golders Green London Underground
Golders Green stn building.JPG
Station entrance
Golders Green is located in Greater London
Golders Green
Golders Green
Location of Golders Green in Greater London
Location Golders Green
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 5 (facing 3 tracks)
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Decrease 7.40 million[2]
2014 Increase 8.25 million[2]
2015 Increase 8.70 million[2]
2016 Decrease 8.51 million[2]
Key dates
1907 Opened as terminus (CCE&HR)
1923 Became through station (CCE&HR)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • TfL station info page
WGS84 51°34′19″N 0°11′38″W / 51.572°N 0.194°W / 51.572; -0.194Coordinates: 51°34′19″N 0°11′38″W / 51.572°N 0.194°W / 51.572; -0.194
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Golders Green is a London Underground station in Golders Green, north London. The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line between Hampstead and Brent Cross. It is in Travelcard zone 3 and is the first surface station on the Edgware branch when heading north.

The station is located at the crossroads of Finchley Road (A598) and Golders Green Road/North End Road (A502). The station exit is adjacent to Golders Green bus station; a former exit to Finchley Road is now closed. Adjacent to the station is the Golders Green Hippodrome, home to the BBC Concert Orchestra for many years and now the headquarters of a religious organisation.

History

Golders Green station was opened by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR, now part of the Northern line) on 22 June 1907. It was one of the railway's two northern terminals (the other being at Archway) and was also the site of the railway's depot. At the beginning of the 20th century Golders Green was a small rural hamlet with only a few houses, but the opening of the railway stimulated a rapid building boom causing the number of houses and the population to increase greatly.

To the south of the station in the tunnels beneath Hampstead Heath is the partially built but uncompleted North End or Bull & Bush station.

Before the First World War plans were made to extend the CCE&HR north from Golders Green to Hendon and Edgware to open up new areas of the Middlesex countryside to development and to create a source of new passengers. The war postponed the construction of the extension and work did not begin until 12 June 1922. The first section of the extension, as far as Hendon Central, opened on 19 November 1923.

Golders Green was the last station on the Northern line to retain semaphore signals, replaced in 1950.

Today

The Golders Green station has three tracks running through it which serve a side platform and two island platforms. The platforms are numbered 1 to 5 with numbers 1 and 2 serving each side of one track and 3 and 4 serving each side of another. Platform 1 (the northbound side platform) is not presently in public use. Platforms 3 and 4 are used for trains terminating at Golders Green, which may then reverse back into London, but this is uncommon, and trains that start at Golders Green depot continue to Hampstead Station to make their first stop. [3]

Two new lifts were installed during 2008, one on platform 2/3 and one on platform 4/5 to provide step-free access to the platforms. Ticket barriers are in operation.

The maintenance of the station now falls under Tube Lines as part of the Public-Private Partnership.

Connections

London Buses routes 13, 83, 102, 139, 183, 210, 226, 240, 245, 260, 268, 328, 460, 631, H2 and H3 and night route N5 serve the station

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Where tubes start during the day

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Station exterior, 1907
    • Golders Green platforms with 1906/07 End Gate stock train, 1911
    • High angle view of station, 1923
  • Tubeprune - Train Professional's Rumour Network
    • Layout of tracks and signals at Golders Green station
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Edgware
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington
  Abandoned works  
Terminus Northern line
towards Charing Cross
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