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
LocationLittle Chalfont
Local authorityBuckinghamshire
Managed byLondon Underground
Station codeCFO
Number of platforms3 (2 in use)
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone8
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Decrease 1.44 million[2]
2016Increase 1.49 million[2]
2017Increase 1.67 million[2]
2018Decrease 1.30 million[3]
2019Increase 1.77 million[4]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 0.822 million[5]
2016–17Increase 0.832 million[5]
2017–18Increase 0.846 million[5]
2018–19Increase 0.866 million[5]
2019–20Decrease 0.849 million[5]
Key dates
1889Opened
14 November 1966Goods yard closed
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Chalfont & Latimer is a London Underground and National Rail station in Travelcard Zone 8 (previously zone C) on the Metropolitan line, in Buckinghamshire. It also serves the Chiltern Railways line to Aylesbury. Chalfont & Latimer station is located just before the junction for trains to Chesham. The station serves Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Little Chalfont and Latimer. It is located in Little Chalfont. It opened as "Chalfont Road" on 8 July 1889 but changed to the present name from 1 November 1915. The station is a good location to alight from to explore the Chess Valley.

History[edit]

Autotrain for Chesham leaving Chalfont & Latimer Station in 1959
Platform view in 1984

Chalfont & Latimer station was formerly served by steam–hauled Metropolitan line trains 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electrification north of Rickmansworth to Amersham and Chesham was completed in 1960, with steam trains being finally withdrawn in 1961.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.[6]

From 1961, Metropolitan line trains at Chalfont & Latimer were formed of A60 and A62 Stock. Prior to 11 December 2010, the Chesham branch was served by a single four-car shuttle train (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, 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:[7]

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

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

  • 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 London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway via Harrow-on-the-Hill station.

Harrow-on-the-Hill is Chiltern Railway's only station between London Marylebone and Rickmansworth.

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

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. May 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b c "CULG - Metropolitan Line". www.davros.org. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Train travels wrong way down London Tube track". BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Signal passed at danger and subsequent near-miss at Chalfont & Latimer station". Rail Accident Investigation Branch. Retrieved 7 July 2020.

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