TQ2888 : Disused surface-level platforms, Highgate Underground station

taken 9 years ago, near to Hornsey, Haringey, Great Britain

Disused surface-level platforms, Highgate Underground station
Disused surface-level platforms, Highgate Underground station
In the 1930s London Underground conceived the Northern Heights programme, in which the already-complicated Northern Line would add more routes, taking over (inter alia) the former Great Northern branch line from Finsbury Park up to Highgate and on to Alexandra Palace. Highgate was to have been a junction point of routes similar to Camden Town now, with the existing deep platforms interchanging with another route at surface level, the latter seen here. The coming of the Second World War saw the plans abandoned.
A similar view, taken some seven years later, shows considerable growth of foliage, in particular that of the conifer growing from the old trackbed: TQ2888 : The former Highgate railway station.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 January, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 28 January, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
London Underground (from Tags)
Disused Line  Northern Line 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2861 8813 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.6422N 0:8.7241W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2856 8819
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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