Chalk Farm tube station

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Chalk Farm London Underground
Chalk Farm tube station, March 2021.jpg
The station building on Adelaide Road in 2021
Chalk Farm is located in Greater London
Chalk Farm
Chalk Farm
Location of Chalk Farm in Greater London
LocationChalk Farm
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Decrease 5.75 million[1]
2016Decrease 5.61 million[1]
2017Increase 5.89 million[1]
2018Decrease 5.50 million[2]
2019Decrease 5.45 million[3]
Railway companies
Original companyCharing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway
Key dates
22 June 1907Station opened
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1401028[4]
Added to list20 July 2011; 9 years ago (2011-07-20)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′39″N 0°09′12″W / 51.54417°N 0.15333°W / 51.54417; -0.15333Coordinates: 51°32′39″N 0°09′12″W / 51.54417°N 0.15333°W / 51.54417; -0.15333
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Chalk Farm is a London Underground station near Camden Town in the London Borough of Camden. It is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line between Camden Town to the south and Belsize Park to the north. For ticketing purposes, Chalk Farm falls in Travelcard Zone 2. With slightly under five million entries and exits in 2011, Chalk Farm is one of the busiest stations on the Edgware branch of the Northern line.


The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR). Trains originally operated between Golders Green and Charing Cross, with extensions to Edgware and Kennington in 1923–24 and 1926, respectively. All trains ran via the Charing Cross branch. As part of a comprehensive signing scheme, the 'UndergrounD' lettering was added in 1908.

With the subsequent extension of the City and South London Railway (C&SLR) to Camden Town in 1924, the CCE&HR and C&SLR were joined, allowing through running on the Bank branch and service as far south as Clapham Common, extending to Morden in 1926.

Station layout[edit]

Chalk Farm station lies at the intersection of Chalk Farm Road, Haverstock Hill (the northern extension of Camden High Street) and Adelaide Road, which create an angular intersection that forms the centre of the neighbourhood of the same name.


Chalk Farm's narrow, wedge-shaped station building gives it the longest frontage of any of the stations designed by architect Leslie Green for the three tube lines owned by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London and opened in 1906 and 1907. It also has the shallowest lift shafts of any Underground station (21 ft). Station refurbishment by Tube Lines was completed in 2005. The station is a Grade II listed building.[5]


London Buses routes 31, 168 and 393 and night routes N5, N28 and N31 serve the station.


In popular culture[edit]

London Ska/Pop band Madness posed outside of Chalk Farm tube station for the covers of their no. 2 UK hit album Absolutely and no. 3 UK single Baggy Trousers.


  1. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Chalk Farm Underground Station (1401028)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  5. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Edgware
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington