Croxley tube station

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Croxley
London Underground
Croxley Tube Station - exterior.JPG
Station entrance
Croxley is located in Hertfordshire
Croxley
Croxley
Location of Croxley in Hertfordshire
Location Croxley Green
Local authority Three Rivers
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 7
London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Increase 0.750 million[1]
2009 Increase 0.778 million[2]
2010 Increase 0.780 million[3]
2011 Increase 0.820 million[4]
2012 Increase 0.890 million[4]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway
Post-grouping Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway
Key dates
2 November 1925 Opened as Croxley Green
23 May 1949 Renamed Croxley
14 November 1966 Goods yard closed[5]
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°38′51″N 0°26′29″W / 51.6475°N 0.4413°W / 51.6475; -0.4413

Croxley, formerly Croxley Green is a station on the London Underground at Croxley Green in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire England. The station on the Watford branch of the Metropolitan Line was renamed 'Croxley' in 1949 to differentiate it from the now closed Croxley Green. It is only intermediate station on the branch between the terminus at Watford and Moor Park on the main line from Baker Street to Amersham. It is in Travelcard Zone 7.

The station is situated on the corner of Watford Road and Winton Drive in Croxley Green.

History[edit]

  • 2 November 1925: station opened as "Croxley Green" on the Metropolitan Railway's extension to Watford opened from both Rickmansworth and Moor Park;
  • 23 May 1949: station renamed "Croxley"
  • 3 January 1960: line closed between Croxley and Rickmansworth
  • 11 May 1987: early morning services from Rickmansworth reinstated

Link to Watford Junction[edit]

The Croxley Rail Link is a plan to divert the Watford Branch east of Croxley involving the closure of the terminus station at Watford (known as Watford Met) and its replacement by two new stations on the reinstated Croxley Green branch alignment, at Cassiobridge (near Croxley Green) and Watford Vicarage Road. Trains would call at Watford High Street before terminating at Watford Junction.

The formal procedure to close Watford station, as described in Schedule 8 of the Railways Act 2005 which involves a hearing organised by London TravelWatch has commenced.

Gallery[edit]

  Current service pattern  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
  After Croxley Rail Link opens  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  5. ^ 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.