Totteridge & Whetstone tube station

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Totteridge & Whetstone London Underground
Totteridge and Whetstone Station 2017.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
2013 Increase 1.95 million[1]
2014 Increase 2.24 million[1]
2015 Increase 2.33 million[1]
2016 Decrease 2.23 million[1]
2017 Increase 2.54 million[1]
Key dates
1872 Opened (GNR)
1940 Started (Northern line)
1941 Ended (LNER)
1962 Goods yard closed[2]
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • TfL station info page
WGS84 51°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.[3] 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.[4]


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).[5] 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 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]

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.[2]

Station facilities

The station retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.[7] The station is not wheelchair accessible[8] 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.[9]

Services and connections

Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally operate every 3–6 minutes between 6:04 and midnight in both directions.[10][11]

London Bus routes 34, 125, 234, 251, 263, 326, 383, 605, 626, 628, 634 and 688 and night route N20 serve the station.[12][13][14]

See also



  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Underground: The Journal of the London Underground Railway Society" (PDF) (12). December 1962: 7. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Transport for London (December 2017). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 January 2018. 
  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 13 June 2018. 
  9. ^ Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station
  10. ^ "Northern line timetable: From Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station to High Barnet Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Northern line timetable: From Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station to Woodside Park Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Buses from Totteridge & Whetstone" (PDF). Transport for London. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Totteridge & Whetstone Underground Station - Bus
  14. ^ Whetstone High Road/Friern Barnet Lane - Bus

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Station in 1937 during LNER period prior to London Transport's take over
    • Station in 1956
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