Carpenders Park railway station

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Carpenders Park London Overground
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Island platforms
Carpenders Park is located in Hertfordshire
Carpenders Park
Carpenders Park
Location of Carpenders Park in Hertfordshire
Location Carpenders Park/South Oxhey
Local authority District of Three Rivers
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code CPK
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 7
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.751 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.824 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 0.884 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 0.958 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 1.154 million[2]
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WGS84 51°37′44″N 0°23′10″W / 51.629°N 0.386°W / 51.629; -0.386Coordinates: 51°37′44″N 0°23′10″W / 51.629°N 0.386°W / 51.629; -0.386
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Carpenders Park is a railway station located between the Hertfordshire suburb of Carpenders Park and the South Oxhey housing estate, 3 km (1.9 mi) south of Watford Junction on the Watford DC Line. The station is an island platform reached by a subway. This has exits to both the Carpenders Park (east) and South Oxhey (west) estates. London Overground services from London Euston currently serve this station.

History[edit]

The first station was opened by the London & North Western Railway on 1 April 1914 only to close on on 1 January 1917. It reopened 5 May 1919 served only by London Electric Railway (later became London Underground) trains. L&NWR electric trains were reinstated from 10 July 1922[3]. London Underground trains served the station until 24 September 1982. The original station was built to serve the nearby golf course. It was 230 yards (210 m) further north than the current site and was a wooden two platform structure with a footbridge. It was closed on 17 November 1952 when the present station opened.

Ticket barriers were installed in early 2010.

Services[edit]

The general frequency in late 2015 is a train every 20 minutes.

The average journey time to Watford Junction is 8 minutes and to London Euston 44 minutes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley page 49

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Watford DC Line
towards Euston
Historical railways
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Bakerloo line