At the top of a hill, it is not directly served by any tube or train stations, despite being a popular place for central London commuters to live. Until the mid-20th century there was a branch line from Finsbury Park which passed through Muswell Hill, terminating at a station at Alexandra Palace, and there was a plan to integrate this into the London Underground network; tube maps of the time showed the line as under construction. However, this plan was cancelled after the 1939-45 war, and the railway line was abandoned during the 1950s. Most commuters reach London by bus (there are direct routes both to the City and the West End), or connect with the underground at Finsbury Park. However, it is easy to reach by road from many surrounding places.