Croxley tube station

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Croxley London Underground
Croxley Tube Station - exterior.JPG
Station entrance
Croxley is located in Hertfordshire
Croxley
Croxley
Location of Croxley in Hertfordshire
Location Croxley Green
Local authority Three Rivers
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 7
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 0.92 million[1]
2014 Increase 1.03 million[1]
2015 Increase 1.06 million[1]
2016 Increase 1.08 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway
Post-grouping Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway
Key dates
2 November 1925 Opened as Croxley Green
23 May 1949 Renamed Croxley
14 November 1966 Goods yard closed[2]
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • TfL station info page
WGS84 51°38′51″N 0°26′29″W / 51.6475°N 0.4413°W / 51.6475; -0.4413Coordinates: 51°38′51″N 0°26′29″W / 51.6475°N 0.4413°W / 51.6475; -0.4413
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Croxley is a London Underground station located on Watford Road (A412) in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, on the Watford branch of the Metropolitan line. It is the only intermediate station on the branch between Moor Park, on the main line from Baker Street to Amersham, and the terminus at Watford.

It is in Travelcard Zone 7.

History

Croxley station opened on 2 November 1925 as "Croxley Green" on the Metropolitan Railway's extension to Watford with lines connecting both Rickmansworth and Moor Park. However, this led to confusion as there was another Croxley Green opened by the LNWR in 1912, so it was renamed to "Croxley" in 1949. There had been shuttles running to and from Rickmansworth stations regularly but was withdrawn in January 1960, later reinstated in 1987 but only one in early morning and late evenings each way. The shuttles to Rickmansworth were later extended to Amersham following the introduction of the longer S8 Stock trains.

Croxley Rail Link

The Croxley Rail Link is a railway engineering project which would result in the Watford branch services on the London Underground's Metropolitan line being diverted at Baldwins Lane from the current terminus at Watford tube station onto the alignment of the disused Watford and Rickmansworth Railway between Croxley Green railway station and Watford High Street stations before continuing to Watford Junction. The diversion requires the construction of a viaduct over the Grand Union Canal, River Gade and A412 road.

On 25 January 2017, the Watford Observer newspaper published an update on the Croxley Rail Link confirming work had stopped as there was an ongoing funding issue[3]

  Current service pattern  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
Metropolitan line
Watford branch
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
  If Croxley Rail Link opens  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Metropolitan line
Croxley Rail Link
towards Baker Street or Aldgate

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/15047214.UPDATE__Met_Line_extension__Mayor_confirms_work_has_stopped/
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