Moor Park tube station

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Moor Park London Underground
Moor Park stn main entrance.JPG
Main entrance, on the northbound side
Moor Park is located in Hertfordshire
Moor Park
Moor Park
Location of Moor Park in Hertfordshire
Location Moor Park
Local authority Three Rivers
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 6 and 7
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 0.781 million[1]
2011 Increase 0.824 million[1]
2012 Decrease 0.815 million[1]
2013 Increase 0.820 million[1]
Key dates
1910 Opened
June 1938 Goods yard closed[2]
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°37′48″N 0°25′52″W / 51.63°N 0.431°W / 51.63; -0.431

Moor Park is a London Underground station in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, predominantly serving those living in the Moor Park estate, but also in the neighbouring Eastbury and South Oxhey estates. The station is outside the Greater London boundary but is in both Zone 6 and Zone 7.

Moor Park station is located between Rickmansworth (towards Amersham), Croxley (towards Watford) and Northwood (towards central London) stations.

It lies between Sandy Lodge Golf Course and Moor Park. The station has four platforms, two for northbound trains (one for the Watford service and one for the Amersham/Chesham service) and two for southbound trains to Baker Street (one for the slow trains and one for fast - although southbound services vary in the morning peak).

Since 2011, fast and semi-fast services have only run during peak times with services to Aldgate from platform 2 during the morning peak, and services to Amersham and Chesham on platform 1 during the evening peak.

Every other time during the day, and all day at weekends, train services depart from platforms 3 and 4 providing all stations services to Baker Street or Aldgate to the south and Watford, Amersham or Chesham in the northbound direction.

Despite sharing the fast lines with the Amersham/Chesham trains, British Rail (Chiltern) (now Chiltern Railways) trains to Aylesbury/Marylebone ceased calling here in 1993.

History[edit]

  • 1 September 1887: Metropolitan Railway's extension opened from the previous terminus at Pinner, en route to Rickmansworth, passing through here
  • 15 March 1899(?): Great Central Railway services began passing through here
  • 9 May 1910: station opened as "Sandy Lodge"
  • 18 October 1923: station renamed "Moor Park & Sandy Lodge"
  • 2 November 1925: extension to Watford opened from both Moor Park & Sandy Lodge and Rickmansworth; extension of electric train services as far as Rickmansworth
  • 25 September 1950: station renamed "Moor Park"
  • 1959: Station rebuilt, given quadruple track.
  • 1993: suspension of Chiltern services

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. ^ 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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Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Watford
Metropolitan line
Slow service
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
towards Amersham or Chesham
Fast service
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Historical railways
Rickmansworth
towards Aylesbury
  Chiltern Lines
London to Aylesbury Line
  Harrow-on-the-Hill
towards Marylebone