Chalfont & Latimer station

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Chalfont & Latimer
London Underground National Rail
Chalfont & Latimer station building.JPG
Chalfont & Latimer is located in Buckinghamshire
Chalfont & Latimer
Chalfont & Latimer
Location of Chalfont & Latimer in Buckinghamshire
Location Little Chalfont
Local authority Chiltern
Managed by London Underground
Station code CFO
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access [1]
Fare zone 8
London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Decrease 1.190 million[2]
2009 Decrease 1.108 million[3]
2010 Decrease 1.100 million[4]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Decrease 0.349 million[5]
2008–09 Decrease 0.254 million[5]
2009–10 Increase 0.399 million[5]
2010–11 Increase 0.686 million[5]
2011-12 Increase 0.718 million[5]
2012-13 Decrease 0.702 million[5]
Key dates
1889 Opened
14 November 1966 Goods yard closed
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°40′04″N 0°33′40″W / 51.6679°N 0.561°W / 51.6679; -0.561

Chalfont & Latimer station is a London Underground and National Rail station in Travelcard Zone 8 (previously zone C) on the Metropolitan Line, in Buckinghamshire. It is the junction between the through service to Amersham and a shuttle service every half an hour to Chesham. It is also on Chiltern Railways' line to Aylesbury.

The station serves all three of the Chalfonts; Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter and Little Chalfont — as well as the village of Latimer. It is located in Little Chalfont. It opened as "Chalfont Road" with the new line on 8 July 1889 but changed to the present name from 1 November 1915. The station is a good place to alight for walks in the Chilterns and the Chess Valley.

Autotrain for Chesham leaving Chalfont & Latimer Station in 1959

Chalfont & Latimer station was formerly served by steam hauled Metropolitan Line trains from Aylesbury to London, with a changeover to an electric locomotive at Rickmansworth. The electrification north of Rickmansworth (to Amersham as well as the Chesham branch) was completed in 1960, with steam trains being finally withdrawn in 1961. British Railways took over the operation of the service north of Amersham at the same time, using Class 115 diesel multiple unit trains. Mainline trains from London Marylebone to Sheffield via the former Great Central Railway line passed through the station without stopping; this service was withdrawn in 1966. The station had a goods yard, which closed on 14 November 1966.[6]

Platform view

Since the early 1960s, Metropolitan Line trains at Chalfont & Latimer have been formed of A60 and A62 Stock. Until 11 December 2010 the Chesham branch was served by a single four car unit (using Chalfont & Latimer station's bay platform), except for two through trains in either direction during peak-periods. From 12 December 2010, the Chesham service will be formed of eight cars with new S Stock trains being gradually being introduced. Chiltern Railways (Aylesbury-Marylebone) trains are formed by Class 165 and Class 168 diesel multiple units.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 2014-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  6. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (London Underground Railway Society) (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 

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Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Terminus
National Rail National Rail
Amersham   Chiltern Railways
Aylesbury route
  Chorleywood