Northolt tube station

Northolt is a station on the London Underground Central line in Northolt in the London Borough of Ealing. It is in Travelcard Zone 5 and between Greenford and South Ruislip stations.

Northolt London Underground
Northolt station building.JPG
Entrance on Mandeville Road
Northolt is located in Greater London
Location of Northolt in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Ealing
Managed byTransport for London
Number of platforms2
Fare zone5
London Underground annual entry and exit
2014Increase 4.99 million[1]
2015Increase 5.03 million[1]
2016Increase 5.16 million[1]
2017Increase 5.18 million[1]
2018Decrease 4.85 million[2]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon Transport Executive
Key dates
21 November 1948Station opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′53″N 0°22′08″W / 51.5480°N 0.3688°W / 51.5480; -0.3688Coordinates: 51°32′53″N 0°22′08″W / 51.5480°N 0.3688°W / 51.5480; -0.3688
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal


The Great Western Railway constructed a halt at this location named Northolt Halt in 1907, on their "New North Main Line" (now the Acton–Northolt line) to Birmingham. It was renamed Northolt (for West End) Halt, before gaining station status under its original shorter name. It was closed in 1948 when the Central line was extended on a new pair of tracks from North Acton, the current Northolt tube station opening on 21 November 1948.[3] The opening had been planned to be in the 1930s but was delayed by World War II.

The station todayEdit

The station has an island platform with passenger access down from the booking hall. Trains terminating at the station may use either a turnback siding west of the platforms to leave the running lines and run eastwards later or a crossover east of the station for more immediate return to central London.

In 2018, it was announced that the station would gain step free access by 2022, as part of a £200m investment to increase the number of accessible stations on the Tube.[4]

North of the Central line tracks there is the singled track of the Acton–Northolt line from Paddington which is now used by freight trains and a single daily passenger "parliamentary service" (operated by Chiltern Railways) between Paddington and Gerrards Cross.[5] There are no longer any platforms on this line.


Transport linksEdit

London bus routes 90, 120, 140, 282, 395, E10, X140, and night route N7.


  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007-2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Central Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Timetable 11 December 2011 to 13 May 2012" (PDF). Chiltern Railways. Retrieved 7 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards West Ruislip
Central line
Ruislip Branch
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)
Disused railways
South Ruislip   Great Western Railway
New North Main Line