Chorleywood station

Chorleywood station
Chorleywood London Underground National Rail
Chorleywood station building.JPG
Chorleywood is located in Hertfordshire

Location of Chorleywood in Hertfordshire
Location Chorleywood
Local authority Three Rivers
Managed by London Underground
Station code CLW
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access [1]
Fare zone 7

London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 decrease 0.860 million[2]
2009 decrease 0.859 million[2]
2010 decrease 0.850 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007-08 decrease 0.499 million[3]
2008-09 decrease 0.340 million[3]
2009-10 increase 0.402 million[3]

1889 Opened
14 November 1966 Goods yard closed[4]

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Coordinates: 51°39′15″N 0°31′06″W / 51.6542°N 0.5183°W / 51.6542; -0.5183

Chorleywood station 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 from London. Chorleywood station is also served by Chiltern Railways, which runs trains from London Marylebone station through to Aylesbury. Chorleywood Railway Station was for a short time the hub of the tin mining industry centred on Colleyland, 120m west from station.[citation needed]


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 1964.

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 The electrification north of Rickmansworth (to Amersham and Chesham) was completed in 1960, with steam trains being withdrawn in 1961. Since the early 1960s to the present Metropolitan Line trains at Chorleywood have been formed of London Underground A60 Stock (and the almost identical A62 Stock). Chiltern Railways (Aylesbury-Marylebone) trains are formed by diesel multiple units.

As of October 2004 almost all Southbound Metropolitan Line trains from Chorleywood into London are fast trains to Baker Street, calling at Rickmansworth, Moor Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Wembley Park, Finchley Road and Baker Street. 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.

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


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide". Transport for London. December 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Customer metrics: entries and exits". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. 2003-2010. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2011.  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. 

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