Colindale temp closure & part closure of Northern line - Spring/Summer 2024

THIS POST WAS EDITED: 22 May 2024

NOTE for all London Underground Open Data users:

We are carrying out work which will provide step-free access and a larger ticket hall at Colindale Tube station. To enable this work to go ahead:

  • There will be a series of partial closures of the Northern line between Golders Green and Edgware during Spring and Summer 2024. The next series are planned to be:
    -Weekends 8-9, 15-16, 29-30 June 2024
    -Thursday 25 July - Sunday 28 July 2024

  • Colindale station will be closed from Friday 7 June until December 2024

Please see our [UPDATED 22 May] Major works and events - Colindale page for full information about closure dates for these works, replacement and additional bus route(s), fares, and local bus services/Thameslink options.

Main updates + additional info

Part line closures:

  • Replacement bus NL1 will be in operation between Golders Green and Canons Park (via Edgware); flagging these stops, some of which were changed since April:

    • Brent Cross – a reminder that it is on Golders Green Road, at stop C Limes Avenue (northbound) and stop P Highfield Avenue (southbound)

    • Colindale

      • Northbound stops at Aerodrome Road / Colindale Gardens (stop ID BP5954) and stop CA Colindale station (stop ID 17037);

      • Southbound stops at temporary stop at 121 Colindale Avenue (stop ID RR126) and stop at Aerodrome Road / Colindale Gardens (stop ID BP5951)

      • The change is: Stop CC Ajax Avenue no longer used for the NL1 northbound

    • Edgware – stop M Hale Lane / Edgware Library, and stop L Station Road (northbound)

      • The change is: Stop J Manor Park Crescent is not used for the NL1 northbound

Colindale station closure:

  • Customers are encouraged to take local buses to nearby Tube or Thameslink stations

    • Take the 186 to Hendon Central (for Northern line) or Mill Hill Broadway (for Thameslink services), or the 204 to Burnt Oak (for Northern line)
  • Additional bus route NL6 will run between Colindale station and Hendon Central on weekday peaks (05:15-10:00 and 16:00-20:00)

    • It will run in both directions

    • It will not run on the days there is a line closure between Edgware-Golders Green

    • NL6 stops:

      • Southbound to Hendon Central: 1) temporary stop at 121 Colindale Avenue (stop ID RR126), 2) Aerodrome Road / Colindale Gardens (stop ID BP5951), 3) Hendon Central station stop G (stop ID 3435)
      • Northbound to Colindale: 1) Hendon Central station stop E (stop ID 33355), 2) Aerodrome Road / Colindale Gardens (stop ID BP5954), 3) Colindale station stop CA (stop ID 17037)
  • No fares are charged on either the NL1 or NL6

  • On bus route 186, the bus fare will be refunded automatically if you are travelling between Mill Hill Broadway and Hendon Central stations, when using contactless or Oyster cards and after touching in or out at one of these two stations.

  • Things to note:

    • There will be engineering works on Thameslink that will reduce / remove service from Mill Hill Broadway on these weekends. 8-9 June, 23 June
    • Overnight planned road closures of Colindale Avenue on weekends of 29-30 June and 27-28 July will affect all bus routes along that road. We are looking into alternative routes.

Open Data Updates:
Disruptions will be available in our Unified API as normal.
Updated Northern line timetables, and schedules and stop locations for additional/replacement bus services will also be available in TxC data (from this week).

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