Chalk Farm tube station

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Chalk Farm London Underground
Chalk Farm stn entrance.JPG
Chalk Farm is located in Greater London
Chalk Farm
Chalk Farm
Location of Chalk Farm in Greater London
Location Chalk Farm
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 5.25 million[1]
2011 Decrease 4.94 million[1]
2012 Increase 5.34 million[1]
2013 Increase 5.55 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway
Key dates
22 June 1907 Station opened
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1401028[2]
Added to list 20 July 2011
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°32′39″N 0°09′12″W / 51.5442°N 0.1533°W / 51.5442; -0.1533

Chalk Farm is a London Underground station near Camden Town in the London Borough of Camden. It is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line between Camden Town to the south and Belsize Park to the north. For ticketing purposes, Chalk Farm falls in Travelcard Zone 2. With slightly under five million entries and exits in 2011, Chalk Farm is one of the busiest stations on the Edgware branch of the Northern line.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR). Trains originally operated between Golders Green and Charing Cross tube station, with extensions to Edgware and Kennington in 1923 and 1926, respectively. All trains ran via the Charing Cross branch. As part of a comprehensive signing scheme, the 'UndergrounD' lettering was added in 1908.

With the subsequent extension of the City and South London Railway (C&SLR) to Camden Town in 1924, the CCE&HR and C&SLR were joined, allowing through running on the Bank branch and service as far south as Clapham Common, extending to the line's current southern terminus of Morden in 1926.

Station layout[edit]

Chalk Farm station lies at the intersection of Chalk Farm Road, Haverstock Hill (the northern extension of Camden High Street) and Adelaide Street, which create an angular intersection that forms the centre of the neighborhood of the same name.

Architecture[edit]

Chalk Farm's narrow, wedge-shaped station building gives it the longest frontage of any of the stations designed by Architect Leslie Green for the three tube lines owned by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London and opened in 1906 and 1907. It also has the shallowest lift shafts of any Underground station (21 ft). Station refurbishment by Tube Lines was completed in 2005. The station is a Grade II listed building.[3]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 31; 168; 393 and night routes N5; N28 and N31 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

London Ska/Pop band Madness posed outside of Chalk Farm tube station for the covers of their no. 2 UK hit album Absolutely and no. 3 UK single Baggy Trousers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chalk Farm Underground Station". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 
  3. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Edgware
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington