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TfL Reminds Customers: Colindale station to close for 6 months

TfL have issued a press release reminding customers that Colindale station on the Edgware branch of the Northern line will close from 7 June 2024 to December 2024 for vital upgrades.

The project, funded by the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, Barnet Council, local developers, and TfL, aims to improve accessibility and capacity.

During the closure, customers should use local buses to reach Burnt Oak, Hendon Central, or Mill Hill Broadway. A free shuttle bus (NL6) will run every 15 minutes during peak times between Colindale and Hendon Central. Fares on bus route 186 between Mill Hill Broadway and Hendon Central will be refunded automatically for Contactless or Oyster card users.

From December, a temporary passageway will open for platform access, with the full upgrade completed by autumn 2025. The project includes a new station entrance, larger ticket hall, and step-free access.

Planned track closures on the Northern line between Edgware and Golders Green will support the construction and improve service reliability. The upgrade will help support the development of 11,400 new homes.

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Stuart Harvey, TfL’s Chief Capital Officer, said: “Work is progressing well on the much-needed major upgrade of Colindale station and 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 apologise for the inevitable disruption that this upgrade will cause 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.”

Cllr Barry Rawlings, Leader of Barnet Council, 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.

“I’m really pleased that TfL is arranging the additional free NL6 bus service, as well as the innovative auto-refunds for those making relevant journeys using the 186 bus route. This will help those who normally use the Tube station for the duration of the works. We look forward to seeing the new, larger, fully accessible station next year.”

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