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Northwood tube station

Coordinates: 51°36′39″N 0°25′28″W / 51.6109°N 0.4244°W / 51.6109; -0.4244
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Northwood London Underground
Northwood is located in Greater London
Location of Northwood in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2018Decrease 2.58 million[1]
2019Increase 2.74 million[2]
2020Decrease 1.52 million[3]
2021Decrease 1.27 million[4]
2022Increase 2.04 million[5]
Key dates
1 September 1887Opened
14 November 1966Goods yard closed[6]
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°36′39″N 0°25′28″W / 51.6109°N 0.4244°W / 51.6109; -0.4244
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Northwood is a station on the Watford branch of the Metropolitan line, in Travelcard Zone 6. The station is located just off the main road through the town, Green Lane. The line serves as the sole continuous link between the town of Northwood and London, key for a region known as Metro-Land.

The station is located on a four-track section of the Metropolitan line. The two platforms are on the slow lines. There are no platforms on the fast lines, as fast services do not stop at this station.



The station was opened on 1 September 1887 on the Metropolitan Railway's extension from the previous terminus at Pinner, en route to Rickmansworth. Northwood was rebuilt in the 1960s so that platforms would be on the Watford slow lines rather than the Amersham fast lines.[7] In the original Crossrail plans, Crossrail would have connected to Aylesbury via the fast lines from Harrow to Rickmansworth and Northwood would have been an interchange with two extra platforms (meaning that the fast platforms at Moor Park would have been demolished) built on the fast lines. However, plans for this were dropped during the late 1990s.

Northwood used to be a terminus for many Metropolitan trains, similar to the status of Harrow-on-the-Hill and Neasden, due to the placement of two sidings. Nowadays when there are engineering works or delays near Northwood, trains would turn around there. The goods depot has been demolished and the station car park has replaced it. The sidings were also a role to load A60/A62 Stock and C69/C77 Stock trains onto lorries, where they went to scrap.[8][9]



In the northbound direction, the station is served by trains to Watford (4tph), Amersham (2tph) and Chesham (2tph) trains (at peak times, 'fast' trains do not stop at stations between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Moor Park). In the southbound direction, off-peak services generally run 4tph to Baker Street and 4tph to Aldgate.



London Buses routes 282, 331, H11 and non-TFL LSP route 508 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 14 January 2023. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2022. Transport for London. 4 October 2023. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  6. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be – freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (591). London Underground Railway Society: 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  7. ^ "Refine your search".
  8. ^ "A60 5014 + A62 5151 Arriving at Northwood Siding for the Road trip to the scrapyard". Archived from the original on 13 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Underground C Stock Removal to Northwood for Scrap". Archived from the original on 13 December 2021.
Preceding station London Underground Following station
Moor Park Metropolitan line
Northwood Hills