Chorleywood station

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Chorleywood London Underground National Rail
Chorleywood station building.JPG
Chorleywood is located in Hertfordshire
Chorleywood
Chorleywood
Location of Chorleywood in Hertfordshire
Location Chorleywood
Local authority Three Rivers
Managed by London Underground
Station code CLW
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 7
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 0.850 million[2]
2011 Increase 0.910 million[2]
2012 Increase 1.010 million[2]
2013 Decrease 0.990 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Decrease 0.499 million[3]
2008–09 Decrease 0.500 million[3]
2009–10 Increase 0.402 million[3]
2010–11 Increase 0.609 million[3]
2011–12 Increase 0.613 million[3]
2012–13 Increase 0.632 million[3]
Key dates
1889 Opened
14 November 1966 Goods yard closed[4]
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°39′15″N 0°31′06″W / 51.6542°N 0.5183°W / 51.6542; -0.5183

Chorleywood station is a London Underground and National Rail station in Travelcard Zone 7 (previously zone B) on the Metropolitan line. The town of Chorleywood is located in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire about 20 miles from London. Chorleywood station is also served by Chiltern Railways, which runs trains from London Marylebone station through to Aylesbury.

History[edit]

The station was built for the extension to the Metropolitan Railway and opened as "Chorley Wood" on 8 July 1889. It was renamed "Chorley Wood & Chenies" on 1 November 1915. In 1934 it reverted to the original name, which changed to the present name during 1964.

Chorleywood 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 The electrification north of Rickmansworth (to Amersham and Chesham) was completed in 1960, with steam trains being withdrawn in 1961. Since the early 1960s to the present Metropolitan line trains at Chorleywood have been formed of London Underground A60 Stock (and the almost identical A62 Stock). Chiltern Railways (Aylesbury-Marylebone) trains are formed by diesel multiple units.

Between October 2004 and December 2011 almost all Southbound Metropolitan line trains from Chorleywood into London were fast trains to Baker Street, calling at Rickmansworth, Moor Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Wembley Park, Finchley Road and Baker Street. Since December 2011 only a few morning peak hour Metropolitan line trains have been operated as fast trains, at other times the trains mostly call at all stations, adding over 10 minutes to journey times. The journey to central London takes around 35–50 minutes depending on the line and time of day. Northbound Metropolitan line trains call at all stations to Amersham or Chesham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ 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
towards Amersham or Chesham
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
National Rail National Rail
Chalfont & Latimer   Chiltern Railways
Aylesbury route
  Rickmansworth