The Tube Platform That's Not There

Andy Thornley
By Andy Thornley Last edited 79 months ago
The Tube Platform That's Not There


In their haste to re-open the Northern Line platforms at Totttenham Court road, it appears that TfL have forgotten to re-instate maps showing that trains are now stopping there once again.

The vast majority of maps in the station – including those on the Northern Line platforms – show access to the Central Line only. This effectively means that according to the maps on the the Northern Line platform, you are stood on a platform that does not exist.

It also appears that despite taking stickers off the Northern Line route maps onboard trains which explained the closure, the sticker-taker-offers have forgotten to change the tube maps found in carriages too.

Northern Line trains were not stopping at the station enabling major works to take place on platforms and the station reopened on 28 November following a period of closure totalling almost eight months. The station is one of central London's busiest and is usually used by over 140,000 people each day.

Last Updated 05 December 2011