Northolt London Underground
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
2018Decrease 4.85 million[1]
2019Increase 4.98 million[2]
2020Decrease 3.38 million[3]
2021Decrease 2.47 million[4]
2022Increase 3.96 million[5]
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; -0.3688
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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.


The Great Western Railway constructed a halt just to the east of 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 the opposite side of the road bridge on 21 November 1948.[6] The opening had been planned to be in the 1930s but was delayed by World War II.

The station today

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.[7]

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.[8] There are no longer any platforms on this line.

Preceding station London Underground Following station
South Ruislip
towards West Ruislip
Central line
Ruislip Branch
Disused railways
South Ruislip   Great Western Railway
New North Main Line


Transport links

London bus routes 90, 120, 140, 282, 395, E10, Superloop route SL9 and night route N7.


  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. ^ "Central Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
  7. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Timetable 11 December 2011 to 13 May 2012" (PDF). Chiltern Railways. Retrieved 7 February 2012.[permanent dead link]