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Highgate Station - London - April 2015

Urbexbandoned

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Highgate Station was sited in a deep cutting immediately west of the Highgate East tunnels and when opened in 1867 it had two side platforms with the main station building on the ‘down’ (south) side at the end of an approach road and a waiting shelter on the ‘up side’. A passing loop was provided between the running tracks to accommodate trains that terminated at Highgate. A covered footbridge ran from the upper floor of the entranced building to a brick ‘tower’ on the up platform adjacent to the shelter. Immediately west of the station the line entered the Highgate West tunnels. In c.1868 an additional entrance was provided high above the station on Archway Road.

The station was rebuilt during the 1880’s with a new island platform on the site of the former passing loop with a new booking office in the middle of the footbridge. The two side platforms and the original buildings were disused at this time but both platforms and the ‘up’ platform building are still extant today.

This was a really easy one for me, easy access and really quiet. Visited on my day trip to Londinium and this was my first stop before heading up the hill. It's one I had wanted to do and knew if I didn't do it first it wouldn't be done.

Really quiet and quite strange considering its nestled in quite a busy area. I saw 2 station workers who walked across from the tube station to do something in the locked gates but a generator or something started when they left. Sat waiting in the waiting room for them to go while listening talking to each other about Gorilla's & cat food. Can't get more random than that. Off they went and then had the time to get pics. Nice and leisurely and no issues, not even a funny story. Booooorriinnggggg!!

Enjoy.

As it looks now

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Bit of signage

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Platform 7 & 3/4 lol

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The other side

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Looking out from the waiting room



More platform



 

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Pretty cool to see that T, cool set of snaps :)

I always wondered if gorillas ate cat food :D

 
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Pretty cool to see that T, cool set of snaps :) I always wondered if gorillas ate cat food :D
I either heard them right and they are just plain weird or I completely misheard them. All the same it made me snigger. Cheers mate (y)

 

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It's a cool little spot this and amazing how old it is, love that first shot overlooking it (y)

:comp

 
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