Colindale and Northern line works

We are carrying out work which will provide step-free access and a larger ticket hall at Colindale Tube station. For more details of these improvements, see our project page for Colindale station step-free access.

We need to:

  • Carry out a series of partial closures of the Northern line between Golders Green and Edgware
  • Close Colindale station from Friday 7 June until December 2024

This webpage will be updated regularly.

Northern line part closures

There will be a series of part closures of the Northern line between Golders Green and Edgware in spring and summer 2024.

During the closures, there will be no Tube service to or from Brent Cross, Hendon Central, Colindale, Burnt Oak or Edgware stations.

Northern line trains will continue to run as normal to/from Golders Green. There will be a regular service on the rest of the Northern line

During the closure, it may be quickest to catch local bus services to Jubilee line or Thameslink stations for journeys into central London. See below for more information.

Closure dates

The dates for these closures are:

June (weekends)

  • Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June
  • Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June
  • Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June

July (weekend)

  • Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

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

  • 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
  • Thameslink fares apply
  • You cannot change to the Northern line at Kentish Town Tube station - it is closed until September  2024

Temporary buses

We will share more information on temporary buses for the part-closures once it is available.

Step-free travel

  • Existing and temporary TfL bus services offer full step-free access
  • There is step-free interchange between Tube services and buses at Golders Green on the Northern line and Kingsbury on the Jubilee line

Bus maps

Alternative bus services during the Northern line part-closure

Colindale station - temporary closure

  • Colindale station will be closed from Friday 7 June 2024
  • It will re-open in December 2024
  • During the closure, trains will not stop at Colindale Tube station
  • There will be no special replacement buses for Tube services

Travel advice


Use local buses for nearby stations.

These buses stop at Tube and Thameslink stations nearby:

  • 204 - Burnt Oak (Northern line) and Kingsbury (Jubilee line)
  • 186 - Hendon Central (Northern line) and Mill Hill Broadway (Thameslink)
  • 142 - Burnt Oak (Northern line) and Hendon (Thameslink)
  • 303 - Kingsbury (Jubilee line) and Mill Hill Broadway (Thameslink)
  • 32 - Hendon (Thameslink)
  • 183 - Hendon (Thameslink)

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