Tufnell Park tube station is a London Underground station in Islington close to its boundary with Camden (see Tufnell Park). It is on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line, between Archway and Kentish Town, and in Travelcard Zone 2. It has distinctive Edwardian red tiling and has two lifts between the street and platform level rather than escalators. Upon exiting the lifts, passengers are required to use stairs to reach the trains. The southbound platform lies at a lower level than the northbound.
The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway. Although close to Junction Road railway station on the Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway, there was never a physical connection between the two stations.
The station was modernised in 2004 by Tube Lines; major items of works were the communication systems, a complete retiling and new ceilings throughout. Ticket Gates were installed some time later. The station also houses a large industrial ventilation fan as part of London Underground's Cooling the Tube project. The fan runs year round along with fans at other Northern line locations. As of summer 2012, to coincide with the London Summer Olympics, Wi-Fi services began at Tufnell Park station, provided by Virgin Media.
The station benefits from 2 Passenger Operated Ticket Machines (POMs) and a morning ticket office service during the week, 07:15-11:45 Monday to Friday and weekend services, Saturday 08:30-15:00 and Sunday 09:45-14:30. There is also a pay phone in the very small ticket hall. There are no public toilets at the station.