Chalfont & Latimer station

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Chalfont & Latimer London Underground National Rail
Chalfont & Latimer station building.JPG
Chalfont & Latimer is located in Buckinghamshire
Chalfont & Latimer
Chalfont & Latimer
Location of Chalfont & Latimer in Buckinghamshire
Location Little Chalfont
Local authority District of Chiltern
Managed by London Underground
Station code CFO
Number of platforms 3 (2 in use)
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 8
London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Decrease 1.108 million[2]
2012 Increase 1.27 million[2]
2013 Decrease 1.11 million[2]
2014 Increase 1.48 million[2]
2015 Decrease 1.44 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 0.686 million[3]
2011–12 Increase 0.718 million[3]
2012–13 Decrease 0.702 million[3]
2013–14 Increase 0.748 million[3]
2014–15 Increase 0.817 million[3]
Key dates
1889 Opened
14 November 1966 Goods yard closed
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°40′04″N 0°33′40″W / 51.6679°N 0.561°W / 51.6679; -0.561Coordinates: 51°40′04″N 0°33′40″W / 51.6679°N 0.561°W / 51.6679; -0.561
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Chalfont & Latimer is a London Underground and National Rail station in Travelcard Zone 8 (previously zone C) on the Metropolitan line, in Buckinghamshire. It is the junction between the service to Amersham and Chesham. It is also on Chiltern Railways' line to Aylesbury.

The station serves all three of the Chalfonts; Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter and Little Chalfont — as well as the village of Latimer. It is located in Little Chalfont. It opened as "Chalfont Road" with the new line on 8 July 1889 but changed to the present name from 1 November 1915. The station is a good place to alight for walks in the Chilterns and the Chess Valley.

History[edit]

Autotrain for Chesham leaving Chalfont & Latimer Station in 1959

Chalfont & Latimer 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of Rickmansworth (to Amersham as well as the Chesham branch) was completed in 1960, with steam trains being finally withdrawn in 1961. British Railways took over the operation of the service north of Amersham at the same time, using Class 115 diesel multiple unit trains. The station had a goods yard, which closed on 14 November 1966.[4]

Platform view

From the early 1960s, Metropolitan line trains at Chalfont & Latimer were formed of A60 and A62 Stock. Up till 11 December 2010 the Chesham branch was served by a single four car unit (using Chalfont & Latimer station's bay platform), except for two through trains in either direction during peak-periods. From 12 December 2010, the Chesham service was formed of eight cars with new S Stock trains being introduced. Chiltern Railways (Aylesbury-Marylebone) trains are formed by Class 165 and Class 168 diesel multiple units.

Services[edit]

Metropolitan line[edit]

The Metropolitan line is the only line on the London Underground to operate an express service, though currently this is only southbound in the morning peaks and northbound in the evening peaks. Southbound fast trains run non-stop between Moor Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill and between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Finchley Road. Southbound semi-fast trains only run non-stop between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Finchley Road. Northbound fast and semi-fast trains call additionally at Wembley Park before running non-stop between the aforementioned stations.

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) presently consists of:[5]

  • 4tph to Aldgate (all stations)
  • 2tph to Amersham
  • 2tph to Chesham

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) presently consists of:[6]

  • 4tph to Aldgate (fast)
  • 2tph to Aldgate (semi-fast)
  • 4tph to Amersham
  • 2tph to Chesham

The evening service in trains per hour (tph) presently consists of:[7]

  • 2tph to Baker Street (All stations)
  • 4tph to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 4tph to Amersham
  • 2tph to Chesham

Chiltern Railways[edit]

Chiltern Railways operate services between Aylesbury Vale Parkway via Amersham and Aylesbury and London Marylebone via Harrow on the Hill. All Chiltern Railway services run non stop between Rickmansworth and Harrow on the Hill and Harrow on the Hill and London Marylebone.

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) presently consists of:[8]

  • 2tph to London Marylebone
  • 1tph to Aylesbury
  • 1tph to Aylesbury Vale Parkway via Aylesbury

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "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. 
  5. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  6. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  7. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  8. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/amersham-guide.pdf

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Terminus
National Rail National Rail
Amersham   Chiltern Railways
London to Aylesbury Line
  Chorleywood