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Highgate High Level Station


The disused High Level Station at Highgate is reputedly haunted by the sounds which it is said have been heard by the local residents. However, without any actual witness accounts I cannot be sure whether this reputation unfounded or not.

A High Level Station first opened here in 22 August 1867 on a line between was Finsbury Park and Edgware. Due to the high ground at Highgate, a deep cutting was made in the hill to accommodate the railway and at either end of the cutting is a tunnel. The station remained in use until 1915. A new High Level Station was then built around the World War II era but was closed to passengers on 5 July 1954.

Though there is no track remaining, the platforms of the high level station, the cutting and tunnels remain, though the four tunnel entrances are gated. Highgate’s Low Level station or Underground Station is below the deserted High Level Station.

There is another local tradition of a ghost around Highgate Station. This one relates to a workman who reputedly died after jumping in front of a train near one of the tunnels. Again, like the sounds of the ghostly train, this haunting maybe little more than a local legend, but they are both worth noting.


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