The Anonymous Widower

Could British Land’s Plans For Finsbury Square Car Park Include A Rail Link To The Northern City Line?

This map from shows the railway lines in the area of Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Old Street stations.


  1. The four tracks in black are the Northern and Northern City Lines.
  2. It is planned to install digital signalling on the Northern City Line to increase capacity.

Finsbury Square is to the East of these lines.

The Northern Line is about fifteen metres deeper and underneath the Northern City Line.

This picture shows the escalator between the two lines at Moorgate station.

I wouldn’t be surprised to find that the Northern City Lines are deep enough to be below the Finsbury Square Car Park.

So would it be possible to run a four-car electric multiple unit into the Finsbury Square Car Park, so that there is no need to shuttle parcels and light freight to Liverpool Street station.

The digital signalling on the Northern City Line will probably allow a few extra trains to travel to a siding in or under the Finsbury Square Car Park, so it wouldn’t effect services into Moorgate.

August 27, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , ,


  1. I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for this to happen. It’ll never happen.

    Comment by Maurice Reed | August 28, 2021 | Reply

  2. The recent series of Secrets of the London Underground paid a visit to Moorgate Station and showed how a TBM used to build the Great Northern line was still in situ in the running tunnels as original plans saw the line continuing further south but this was cancelled.

    A Shame really as of the GN had continued further south then it could have been linked to Bank Station complex.

    Comment by Melvyn | August 28, 2021 | Reply

  3. The plan was to go to Lothbury.

    But I suspect a better connection would be to build a pedestrian tunnel with a travellator to link up with the one that’s being installed at Bank.

    But a pedestrian extension could be built in the same way the new tunnels at Bank have been built. By loads of muscles, picks and shovels.

    Comment by AnonW | August 28, 2021 | Reply

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