The Muswell Metro Group, formed in 1989, believes that the line should be re-instated as soon as possible for the following reasons:


  1. To provide a direct link to Finsbury Park for all the residents along the route to compliment existing bus and tube services.

  2. To relieve the considerable road congestion along the Muswell Hill-Crouch End-Stroud Green-Finsbury Park corridor.

  3. An electric light railway could reduce carbon emissions and pollution in the immediate areas served.

  4. To offer Northern Line passengers an alternative route to the City and Canary Wharf.


Since the creation of the Greater London Authority and Transport for London, the first Mayor, Ken Livingstone, prioritised expansion and usage of public transport in London which included investment in local rail and the ultimate creation of the unified London Overground franchise now up and running. It is hoped that the present Mayor, Boris Johnson, will oversee continued expansion of London rail to meet the capitalís ever growing demand. The Metro Group will continue to campaign for the Finsbury Park-Alexandra Palace line to be incorporated into future expansion plans by Transport for London, as well as continuing dialogue with other interested parties who may benefit from this re-opening.

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The Metro Group Proposals - Making your travel more efficient