Chigwell tube station

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Chigwell
London Underground
Chigwell stn building.JPG
Entrance to Station Road
Chigwell is located in Essex
Chigwell
Chigwell

Location of Chigwell in Essex
Location Chigwell
Local authority Epping Forest
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4

London Underground annual entry and exit
2005 0.203 million[1]
2006 0.258 million[2]
2007 Increase 0.380 million[3]
2008 Increase 0.410 million[4]
2009 Decrease 0.397 million[5]
2010 Increase 0.440 million[6]

1903 Opened (GER)
1947 Closed (LNER)
1948 Reopened (Central line)

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Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°37′03″N 0°04′27″E / 51.61749°N 0.07421°E / 51.61749; 0.07421

Chigwell is a London Underground station at Chigwell in the Epping Forest district of Essex. It is located on the Hainault Loop of the Central line and is between Grange Hill and Roding Valley stations. Since 2 January 2007, the station is in Travelcard Zone 4.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).[7] As a consequence of the 1921 Railways Act, the GER was merged with other railway companies in 1923 to become part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).

The Woodford to Ilford loop was largely integrated into the London Underground Central Line as part of the London Passenger Transport Board's "New Works Programme" of 1935 - 1940, which saw an extension of electric tube services into north-east London. As part of this work the station closed on 29 November 1947.[7] Electric Underground trains served the station from 21 November 1948.[7]

View of platforms

From the mid-1960s until the early 1990s, the Woodford-Hainault section was operated largely separately from the rest of the Central Line, using four-car (later three-car) trains of 1960 Stock. These trains were adapted for Automatic Train Operation (ATO); the Woodford-Hainault section became the testing ground for ATO prior to its implementation on the Victoria line. Separate operation has now been abolished and through trains to Central London now operate.

The tunnel between Chigwell and Grange Hill
The station in 1984

Since 5 February 2006 this has been one of the small number of stations on the network to have no staffed ticket office, however staff are available 24 hours a day for customer information and the train service has been extended to midnight to take into account the rising passenger numbers.

Services[edit]

Typical off-peak services are:

Transport links[edit]

London Bus route 167 and school buses routes 667 and 804.


Route Number Route Via Operator Notes
53 School Chigwell Row to Roding Valley School Limes Farm Estate, Chigwell TWH Bus & Coach From 28 August 2012, TWH will no longer operate school route 53.
167 Handicapped/disabled access Debden London Underground to Ilford Hainault Street Loughton London Underground, Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times
667 School Handicapped/disabled access West Hatch High School to Ilford Hainault Street Barkingside Go-Ahead London Times
804 School Debden Broadway London Underground to West Hatch High School Loughton, Buckhurst Hill Blue Triangle Times

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2005". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2006". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2007". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Clive's Underground Line Guides, Central Line, Dates". Retrieved 2007-12-29. 

External links[edit]

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Central line
Hainault loop
towards Woodford