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Part of the Northern Line will close later this year

The black tube line is getting a glow-up centred around Colindale station

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

Frequent users of the north-western branch of London’s Northern Line, we’ve got some good and bad news. Up first, the bad: a section of the service is set to temporarily close later this year. 

When will parts of the Northern Line close?

The black line will have two bouts of closures. The first will be from April 2 to April 11

There are then three weekends of closures in June that are forecasted but not yet confirmed. Those are June 15-16, June 22-23 and June 29-30.

Which parts are closing?

The line will shut between Edgware and Golders Green, thereby impacting Brent Cross, Hendon Central, Colindale, Burnt Oak and Edgware stations. 

So what’s the cause of all this? Well, that’s the good news – and it’s all to do with Colindale tube station. TfL has secured funding for a massive glow-up of Colindale, including a new ticket hall, lift and step-free facilities. 

Colindale is already one of the fastest-growing areas in London and a whopping 11,400 new homes are being built in the area. TfL’s upgrades will increase the capacity of the tube – find out more about the changes – and similar plans for Leyton – here

Colindale tube station itself will also need to close on a longer-term basis sometime this summer. The date for this hasn’t yet been confirmed, so watch this space for updates. 



While us Londoners love to complain about the capital’s transport network, it’s undergoing a bit of an overhaul. Not only is the Central Line refurbishing its trains and the Piccadilly getting all-new vehicles but London’s tram fleet is getting replaced and London Bridge station is getting more public toilets. Exciting, eh?   

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