Chorleywood station

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Chorleywood London Underground National Rail
Chorleywood station building.JPG
Chorleywood is located in Hertfordshire
Location of Chorleywood in Hertfordshire
Local authorityDistrict of Three Rivers
Managed byLondon Underground
Station codeCLW
Number of platforms2
Fare zone7
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Decrease 0.99 million[2]
2014Increase 1.06 million[2]
2015Increase 1.14 million[2]
2016Decrease 1.07 million[2]
2017Decrease 0.75 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.672 million[3]
2014–15Increase 0.722 million[3]
2015–16Decrease 0.538 million[3]
2016–17Increase 0.552 million[3]
2017–18Increase 0.553 million[3]
Key dates
14 November 1966Goods yard closed[4]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°39′15″N 0°31′06″W / 51.6542°N 0.5183°W / 51.6542; -0.5183Coordinates: 51°39′15″N 0°31′06″W / 51.6542°N 0.5183°W / 51.6542; -0.5183
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Chorleywood is a London Underground and National Rail station in Travelcard Zone 7 (previously zone B) on the Metropolitan line. The town of Chorleywood is located in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire about 20 miles (32 km) from London. Chorleywood station is also served by Chiltern Railways, which runs trains from London Marylebone station through to Aylesbury.


The station was built for the extension to the Metropolitan Railway and opened as "Chorley Wood" on 8 July 1889. It was renamed "Chorley Wood & Chenies" on 1 November 1915. In 1934 it reverted to the original name, which changed to the present name during 1965.[5]

Platform view facing south

Chorleywood 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 The electrification north of Rickmansworth (to Amersham and Chesham) was completed in 1960, with steam trains being withdrawn in 1961. From the early 1960s to 2012, Metropolitan line trains at Chorleywood were formed of London Underground A60 Stock (and the almost identical A62 Stock), but were replaced by London Underground S8 stock. Chiltern Railways (Aylesbury-Marylebone) trains are formed by Class 165 diesel multiple units.

Between October 2004 and December 2011 almost all southbound Metropolitan line trains from Chorleywood into London were fast trains to Baker Street, calling at Rickmansworth, Moor Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Wembley Park, Finchley Road and Baker Street. Since December 2011 only a few morning peak hour Metropolitan line trains have been operated as fast trains, at other times the trains mostly call at all stations, adding over 10 minutes to journey times. The journey to central London takes around 35–50 minutes depending on the line and time of day. Northbound Metropolitan line trains call at all stations to Amersham or Chesham.

Station layout[edit]

Currently, the station has two platforms shared between the London Underground Metropolitan line and National Rail. Both platforms are accessible from street level.[1]


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, 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:[6]

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

  • 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:[7]

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


  1. ^ a b "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  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. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  6. ^ a b c "Metropolitan line WTT" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Amersham Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2016.

External links[edit]

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