London Underground line to partially shut for 4 weekends

Part of the Northern line will close during multiple weekends this summer
-Credit: (Image: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)


The Northern line is set to partially shut for four weekends this summer. Trains will not run on the Edgware branch between Golders Green and Edgware to allow for Colindale station to be upgraded.

Colindale will close from Friday, June 7, and is not expected to reopen until December. The station will get a new building that replaces the current entrance, along with a spacious ticket hall to increase its capacity ahead of an expected surge in customers. A lift is also being added, along with more cycle parking and retail space within the station.

Major works taking place over the next six months will mostly involve removing the existing canopy and replacing the staircases. Despite the station reopening in December, TfL says the new station entrance will open in autumn next year. Partial closures of the Northern line will be necessary while the works take place.

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CGI of upgrade to Colindale station
Colindale station will soon be closed for an upgrade -Credit:TfL

The first closure between Golders Green and Edgware will take place this weekend on June 8 and 9. It will then shut the following weekend on June 15 and 16, before a third closure of the month has been slated for June 29 and 30.

The Edgware branch will run as normal until a four-day closure takes place from Thursday, July 25 until Sunday, July 28. To aid those affected by the closure of Colindale station, the NL6 bus route has been introduced on weekdays at peak times from Colindale to Hendon Central. All of these journeys will be free of charge.

Additionally, people using the 186 route will be refunded automatically when travelling between Mill Hill Broadway and Hendon Central. The weekend part-closures of the Edgware Branch will affect Brent Cross, Hendon Central, Colindale, Burnt Oak and Edgware stations.

Southbound services from Golders Green are not affected and are expected to continue as normal. TfL has told passengers it may be quickest to take local bus services to Jubilee line or Thameslink stations for journeys into Central London during these periods.

Local buses to the Jubilee line

It may be quicker to travel via the Jubilee line on these buses:

  • 79, 186 and 340 serve the Edgware area and Canons Park station

  • 114 serves the Burnt Oak area and Queensbury station

  • 204 and 303 serve the Colindale area and Kingsbury station

Local buses to Thameslink services

Buses and cars in Edgware high street
Travellers have been advised to use local buses during the closures -Credit:Adam Toms/MyLondon

There are Thameslink services to and from Mill Hill Broadway and Hendon stations

  • Central London destinations include King's Cross-St Pancras, Farringdon, City Thameslink (for St Paul's), Blackfriars, London Bridge, and Elephant & Castle

  • Buses 114, 186, 221, 240, 251, 302 and 303 serve Mill Hill Broadway station

  • Buses 32, 83 and 183 serve Hendon station

Additionally. the rail replacement bus service NL1 will run between Golders Green and Canons Park on the Jubilee line during the part closures. It will stop at Golders Green, Golders Green Road (for Brent Cross), Hendon Central, Colindale, Burnt Oak and Edgware stations. All of these journeys will be free of charge.

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