Latest News: Cockfosters is 80th step-free Tube station

Work to modernise Cockfosters Tube station on the Barnet-Enfield border is now complete, making it the 80th station on the Tube network to be made step-free.

The lift, which serves both platforms at the station, was craned into the station and built on site. New tiling and brick work around the new lift was carefully selected to match the Grade II listed station's heritage design. It will improve access to the station and the wider network for people with accessibility needs

Streetspace for London

We are working with your borough to widen pavements at town centres and transport hubs, create temporary cycle routes on our transport network and create low traffic neighbourhoods.

Latest changes to travel

Here are some changes to your travel around London you should know about including:

Funding in your borough

We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.

Your Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

The Local Implementation Plans (LIP) is produced by the London Borough of Barnet and agreed with us. It details transport infrastructure changes in a three year period to support the Mayor's Transport Strategy.

The LIP funding stream provided by TfL to help our partners in the boroughs and the City of London has been paused while we focus on measures to increase walking and cycling and to ensure social distancing on our network.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for Barnet

Each borough has set targets in their LIP against the Mayor's Transport Strategy outcomes - we track and report on progress against these targets in the LIP3 MTS outcomes borough data pack.

For example, the car ownership in the borough was 147,703 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 145,800.

Residents in Barnet made an average of 853,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 45%
  • Tube/DLR: 10%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 2%
  • Bus: 13%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 1%
  • Walking: 28%

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 5,969 daily cycle trips on average starting in Barnet between 2015 and 2018.

More resident and visitor population figures are on the GLA website.

Vision Zero in your borough

We are working with boroughs to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from all road collisions to zero by 2041. They are responsible for enforcing safe speeds on their roads, as well as leading community programmes to encourage using roads safely. Find out more about Vision Zero.

In 2017 there were 148 individuals killed or seriously injured in Barnet. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 84.

Find out more about collisions in your borough.

 Our collision database, COLLSTATS, is now available as a self-service tool for borough officers and the Metropolitan Police. It allows site specific, borough or London wide collision searches to be made to the most recent validated police data that is available. For access to this database please email


What we're working on in Barnet

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Colindale - a new station building with step-free access and new pedestrian and cycle links will help to support around 10,000 new homes planned in the area
  • Burnt Oak - step-free access complete in 2020
  • Healthy High Streets - as part of the Healthy Streets initiative, we will install new decorative "Welcome to Hendon" signage, cycle parking, new trees and refreshed planters around Hendon Central Tube station

Bus network changes

From time to time - after consulting the public - we alter bus routes to reflect changing patterns in demand. We also make temporary changes, often because of road works. See the latest bus changes.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)  is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.

Four out of five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, but we need owners of the remaining polluting cars, motorcycles, lighter vans and minibuses to take action by checking their vehicle.

Our assets in Barnet

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

See a map of our assets in London.

We maintain our assets until they need to be renewed or disposed of as set out in our asset management plan. We do this by:

  • Servicing them regularly to keep them operational
  • Repairing or replacing faulty assets

Report a problem on a London street with our Streetcare tool.

We do not maintain in Barnet:

Report private hire vehicles (PHVs) parked on ranks or unattended taxis on ranks directly to us.

Dealing with severe weather

For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.