Pinner London Underground
The entrance to Pinner tube station on Station Approach.
Pinner is located in Greater London
Location of Pinner in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Harrow
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone5
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Increase 3.43 million[2]
2018Decrease 2.93 million[3]
2019Increase 2.96 million[4]
2020Decrease 1.36 million[5]
2021Decrease 1.28 million[6]
Key dates
25 May 1885Opened[7]
3 April 1967Goods yard closed[8]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°35′34″N 0°22′50″W / 51.5928°N 0.3806°W / 51.5928; -0.3806
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Pinner is a London Underground station on the Metropolitan line in zone 5. The station was opened in 1885 as part of the Victorian expansion of dormitory suburbs, and was one of the stations included in the Metro-land project in the early 20th century. The site is served by several bus routes including links to the Hatch End railway station which was known as Pinner & Hatch End prior to 1920. Step free facilities were opened in 2008. Its adjacent stations are Northwood Hills (northbound) and North Harrow (southbound).

Pinner is served by all stations and semi-fast services, one should change at Moor Park for fast service northbound Metropolitan line services. This change is only needed on Mondays-Fridays during peak hours.


The gardens at Pinner station, London Underground Station Garden winner in 1966.

The station was opened on 25 May 1885,[9] following a prior expansion to nearby Harrow-on-the-Hill station in 1880.[7] It remained the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway until 1 September 1887 when the line was further extended to Rickmansworth.[9] The long, single-story station building on the up (southbound) platform is the original building, and resembles the stations at Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and Chalfont & Latimer. The down platform buildings were built during the four-tracking project of the 1950s and 60s in a matching yellow brick.

In 1915, the Metro-land project was conceived in order to move people out of central London into rural Middlesex. Houses near the stations were built in haste and sold for as little as £400 each. However, in Pinner houses built during this expansion were required to be worth at least £1,000 – compared to Harrow-on-the-Hill where prices were subject to a £750 minimum.[10]

The station building on Station Approach is locally listed by the Harrow Council.[11]


London bus routes 183, H11, H12 and H13 serve the station's location and provide services that terminate at Golders Green, Harrow, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood Hills, Ruislip, South Harrow and Stanmore.[12] The H12 route also connects Pinner tube station to Hatch End railway station, which was named Pinner & Hatch End between 1911 and 1920 before being renamed Hatch End (for Pinner) and then, in 1956, Hatch End.[13] Northwood Hills station is 2.08 kilometres (1.29 mi) to the north west and North Harrow is 1.48 kilometres (0.92 mi) to the south east on the Metropolitan line.[14]

Access to the southbound platform is step-free from the ticket hall. In order to reach the northbound platform, it is necessary to use a footbridge, which was constructed in 2002. Before this, a subway between the two platforms existed, but this was closed for safety reasons. Accessibility lifts opened on 18 July 2008 making the station totally step-free. Originally scheduled for installation in 2005, the delay had been caused by a lack of funding and was originally rescheduled for 2009/10 but following complaints by the Harrow Public Transport Users Association the construction was brought forward to 2007 only to be delayed by the collapse of London Underground contractors Metronet.[15]


In the northbound direction, off-peak 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.


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Metropolitan line facts". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007.
  8. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  9. ^ a b Institution of Civil Engineers (December 1987). Moving People in Tomorrow's World: Proceedings. Telford. p. 39. ISBN 9780727703910.
  10. ^ Clark, Ross (26 September 2006). "Betjeman's metro-land revisited". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 8 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Locally Listed Buildings". Harrow Council. July 2010. p. 10. Archived from the original on 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Buses from Pinner" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 April 2009.
  13. ^ "Bakerloo line facts". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010.
  14. ^ Baker, Charles (2006). "Inter Station Database" (XLS). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012.
  15. ^ Baker, David (31 July 2008). "Mood 'lifted' for commuters as work finally ends". Harrow Observer. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011.


Preceding station London Underground Following station
Northwood Hills Metropolitan line
North Harrow