Burnt Oak London Underground
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Burnt Oak is located in Greater London
Burnt Oak
Burnt Oak
Location of Burnt Oak in Greater London
LocationBurnt Oak
Local authorityLondon Borough of Barnet
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Decrease 4.49 million[1]
2018Decrease 4.24 million[2]
2019Decrease 4.19 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.93 million[4]
2021Decrease 1.91 million[5]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon Electric Railway
Key dates
27 October 1924Opened as Burnt Oak
c. 1928Renamed Burnt Oak (Watling)
c. 1950Renamed Burnt Oak
Other information
External links
WGS8451°36′10″N 0°15′50″W / 51.60278°N 0.26389°W / 51.60278; -0.26389Coordinates: 51°36′10″N 0°15′50″W / 51.60278°N 0.26389°W / 51.60278; -0.26389
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Burnt Oak is a London Underground station in Burnt Oak, north London, on Watling Avenue, off the A5 (the Edgware Road, originally a Roman Road known as Watling Street). The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Edgware and Colindale stations, and in Travelcard Zone 4.


Burnt Oak is on Watling Avenue, situated near the Burnt Oak Library, separated by the rail tracks. The station serves a moderate residential area. Rows of shops are along Watling Avenue. Barnfield Primary School, Burnt Oak Brook, Goldbeaters Primary School, Barnet Burnt Oak Leisure Center and Edgware Community Hospital are nearby.[6]


The station was designed by architect Stanley Heaps and opened as Burnt Oak (for Watling)[citation needed] on 27 October 1924, two months after the extension of the Hampstead & Highgate Line from Hendon Central to Edgware had opened. For a while, the station was going to be named "Sheves Hill", and this name appears on a version of the Underground map from 1924. On a later version "Sheves Hill" is crossed out with "Burnt Oak" printed on the side. The station was originally provided with a temporary structure before the final ticket office building was constructed in 1925. The suffix was dropped from the name about 1950.

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.[7]

Services and connections

The station is on the London Underground Northern line, between Edgware and Colindale stations, in Zone 4. The typical off-peak service, in trains per hour (tph) is:[8]

London Buses routes 32, 114, 142, 204, 251, 292, 302, 614 and 644, and night routes N5 and N16 serve the station.



  1. ^ "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  6. ^ Burnt Oak tube station (Map). Google Maps. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  8. ^ Feather, Clive (18 September 2018). "Northern line". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Archived from the original on 4 February 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
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