Barnet’s council leader recognises the “inconvenience” that will be caused by the closure from Friday June 7th until December
Colindale tube station will close for six months in early June to enable work to upgrade the station.
The works, backed by funding from the government’s Levelling Up Fund, will include a larger ticket hall and a lift to allow step-free access – and will require the station to be closed from Friday June 7th until December.
From December, a temporary pedestrian passageway will allow passengers to access the platforms before the upgrade is scheduled to be fully completed in Autumn 2025.
During the closure, Transport for London (TfL) is advising passengers to take the bus to nearby Northern line stations Burnt Oak and Hendon Central, or Kingsbury on the Jubilee line. Buses can also be taken to Thameslink stations Hendon and Mill Hill Broadway.
In addition to the station closure, there will also be a series of planned track closures on the Northern line between Golders Green and Edgware between April and July this year.
Temporary bus services will run between Golders Green and Edgware, also to Canons Park on the Jubilee line, during these closures.
TfL will be providing updated travel advice on closures connected to the upgrade online as it becomes available.
Colindale’s population has grown by 70% since 2011, making it the second fastest growing ward in London after Stratford Olympic Park. TfL says that without upgrade work, the station would be on course to reach passenger capacity by 2026.
Commenting on the closure, Barnet Council leader Barry Rawlings said: “Colindale is one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in London, with a population that has expanded by 70 per cent over the last 10 years. The redevelopment of the Tube station is desperately needed as it reaches capacity by 2026 and, left undone, will stifle our plans to further regenerate the area.
“However, it does mean that TfL will need to close the station while the works take place. Although we appreciate this is the only viable option, we recognise the inconvenience this will cause to those of us who depend on it.
“Barnet Council will work with TfL to ensure station users will be provided with alternative travel routes and as much advance notice of closures as possible and we look forward to seeing the new, larger, fully accessible station next year.”
David Rowe, TfL’s director of investment delivery planning, said: “The major upgrade of Colindale station is set to transform the journeys of many thousands of our customers, making the station more accessible and welcoming, and ensuring it’s fit to serve this rapidly growing community for many decades to come.
“I appreciate that this upgrade will cause some disruption for our customers but we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that, through our detailed travel advice, they can plan ahead and are able to complete their journeys using the public transport network.”