Northern Line

 

NORTH END (a.k.a. BULL & BUSH)

(never opened)

 

North End station, also known as Bull And Bush station, was intended as a station between Hampstead and Golders Green - the decision to abandon the project was taken only after the lower parts of the station had already been constructed. Surface access was only provided in the 1950s when the below ground area was used a floodgate control room. A staircase and a manually operated lift provided the access from top to bottom. The access building on the surface can be seen in Hampstead Way.

 


 


Access route in Hampstead Way

(photo: 2002)

 

 

 


(photo: 2002)

 

 

 

The entrance door on the left swung open revealing the surface access route.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

197 steps is clearly more of a problem coming up than going down!
Had this station ever opened, it would have been the deepest in London (i.e. depth below ground level). As it is, its neighbouring station, Hampstead, is the deepest station in passenger use.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

The arrangement is strange: steps have to be navigated before the lift shaft is reached. Not conducive toward easy passage of equipment.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

Stairs leading down from the surface. Built as access for staff only, it has a concrete 1950s functional look about it.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

An equipment room on a landing before the lifts are reached.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

The top of the spiral stairs and the lift (no longer in use), both housed in the same shaft.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

View downward from the top of the spiral stairs.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

Bottom of the spiral stairs and also the lower lift doors.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

View back toward the lift shaft.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

The passageway above has a t-junction. Continuing straight, a dual-level equipment room is reached. This is the lower level.

(photo: 2009)

 

 

 

Sign in the equipment room above.

(photo: 2009)

 


 

North End / Bull & Bush - Pt.2 (Northern Line)