Tooting Broadway tube station

Tooting Broadway London Underground

Station entrance and statue of Edward VII
Tooting Broadway
Location of Tooting Broadway in Greater London
Location Tooting
Local authority London Borough of Wandsworth
Managed by London Underground
Owner London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Increase 13.23 million[1]
2013 Increase 13.51 million[1]
2014 Increase 15.11 million[1]
2015 Increase 15.74 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company City and South London Railway
Key dates
1926 Opened (C&SLR)
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1065478[2]
Added to list 16 June 1987
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°25′40″N 0°10′05″W / 51.427778°N 0.168°W / 51.427778; -0.168Coordinates: 51°25′40″N 0°10′05″W / 51.427778°N 0.168°W / 51.427778; -0.168
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Tooting Broadway is a London Underground station in Tooting in the London Borough of Wandsworth, South London. The station is on the Northern line, between Tooting Bec and Colliers Wood stations and is in Travelcard Zone 3.[3]

It is located on the corner of Tooting High Street (A24) and Mitcham Road (A217).[4]


The station was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway south from Clapham Common.[5]

Along with the other stations on the Morden extension, the building was designed by architect Charles Holden. They were Holden's first major project for the Underground.[6] He was selected by Frank Pick, general manager of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL), to design the stations after he was dissatisfied with designs produced by the UERL's own architect, Stanley Heaps.[7] Built with shops to each side, the modernist design takes the form of a double-height curving screen clad in white Portland stone with a three-part glazed screen in the centre of the façade divided by columns of which the capitals are three-dimensional versions of the Underground roundel. The central panel of the screen contains a large version of the roundel.

The Station today

The station is a Grade II listed building.[2][note 1]

The station has a ticket hall, three escalators, 8 gates, a photo booth, cash machines (including Euro Cash Machines), three payphones and 7 Help Points (6 on the platforms and one elsewhere).[10][11] and access to the station is only via the escalators.[12] There is also a Wifi service at the station.[11] The station also has electronic whiteboards in the ticket hall and features a post-office style queuing for tickets.[10]


Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally operate every 2–4 minutes between 06:17 and 00:01 in both directions.[13][14]

Southbound trains can terminate at Tooting Broadway on occasion rather than continue on to the end of the line at Morden, which is three stations to the south. To return north, out of service trains run south from the southbound platform into a reversing siding between the two running tunnels before reversing and running north through points on to the northbound platform where they return into service.

Future Proposal

In 2013 it was announced that Transport for London had plans for Crossrail 2 and would stop at Tooting Broadway. Even during a consultation during 2014 the station remained on the route until October 2015 when it was dropped in favour of a new route via Balham.[15]


London Bus routes 44, 57, 77, 127, 131, 155, 219, 264, 270, 280, 333, 355, 493 and G1 and night routes N44 and N155 serve the station.[16][17] In addition, bus routes 57 and 264 provide a 24-hour bus service.[16]

Tooting Broadway station features in the opening credits of series 1, 2 and 3 of the BBC comedy Citizen Smith and again in the closing sequence of the very last episode.[18]

The station is referenced in the title of the Kitchens of Distinction's song "On Tooting Broadway Station" from their third album The Death of Cool.[19]

Notes and references


  1. Holden's other stations on the Morden extension at Clapham South, Balham, Tooting Bec, Colliers Wood and South Wimbledon are also listed as Grade II.[8][9]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. 1 2 Historic England. "Tooting Broadway Station (Including Above Ground Building and Sub Surface Platforms and Passages) (1065478)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  3. Transport for London (January 2016). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 January 2015.
  4. Google Maps - Tooting Broadway Underground Station
  5. Day, John R; Reed, John (2010) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground (11th ed.). Capital Transport. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-85414-341-9.
  6. Martin, Andrew (2013) [2012]. Underground Overground. Profile Books. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-84668-478-4.
  7. Orsini, Fiona (2010). Underground Journeys: Charles Holden's designs for London Transport (PDF). V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  8. "Listed buildings and borough history". Wandsworth London Borough Council. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  9. Listed Buildings: A Guide for Owners (PDF) (Report). Merton London Borough Council. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  10. 1 2 Tooting Broadway Tube Station - Facilities
  11. 1 2 Tooting Broadway Underground Station
  12. Tube Facts - Tube Stations that only have escalators
  13. "Northern line timetable: From Tooting Broadway Underground Station to Tooting Bec Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  14. "Northern line timetable: From Tooting Broadway Underground Station to Colliers Wood Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  15. "Crossrail Route-October 2015".
  16. 1 2 "Buses from Tooting Broadway" (PDF). Transport for London. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  17. Tooting Broadway Underground Station - Bus
  18. Citizen Smith (BBC1 - title sequence)
  19. Allmusic review. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
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