Moor Park tube station

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Moor Park London Underground
Moor Park stn main entrance.JPG
Main entrance, on the northbound side
Moor Park is located in Hertfordshire
Moor Park
Moor Park
Location of Moor Park in Hertfordshire
Location Moor Park
Local authority District of Three Rivers
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 6 and 7
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 0.82 million[1]
2014 Increase 0.89 million[1]
2015 Decrease 0.89 million[1]
2016 Increase 0.91 million[1]
2017 Increase 0.94 million[1]
Key dates
1 September 1887 Metropolitan Railway's extension opened from Pinner, en route to Rickmansworth, passing through here
9 May 1910 Opened as "Sandy Lodge"
18 October 1923 Renamed "Moor Park and Sandy Lodge"
2 November 1925 Goods yard closed[2]
25 September 1950 Renamed "Moor Park"
1961[3] Station rebuilt, given quadruple track
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • TfL station info page
WGS84 51°37′48″N 0°25′52″W / 51.63°N 0.431°W / 51.63; -0.431Coordinates: 51°37′48″N 0°25′52″W / 51.63°N 0.431°W / 51.63; -0.431
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Moor Park is a London Underground station in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, serving those living on the Moor Park estate, and also on the neighbouring Eastbury and South Oxhey estates. The station is outside the Greater London boundary but is in both Zone 6 and Zone 7, between the Metropolitan line stations of Rickmansworth, Croxley (on the Watford branch) and Northwood.

The extension from Pinner to Rickmansworth opened in 1887 by the Metropolitan Railway however Moor Park didn't open then. Shortly after in 1899, Great Central Railway trains also passed here, following the Metropolitan via Verney Junction. On 9 May 1910, the station opened as "Sandy Lodge", named after the Sandy Lodge Golf Course. It was renamed as "Moor Park & Sandy Lodge" in 1923 to reflect the area it was in. The lines were electrified in 1925 when the Watford branch was opened and electric-hauled trains also passed here for Rickmansworth to exchange the locos for steam. In 1950 the station renames itself as "Moor Park" and was completely rebuilt in 1961 so that there can be four platforms: two for northbound trains (one for slow/semi-fast and one for fast services) and two for southbound trains to the city. British Rail DMU trains also called at Moor Park until in 1993 when Network SouthEast decided not to call trains at Moor Park.

Since the 2011 timetable, fast and semi-fast trains have only run during peak times. The fast trains to Aldgate call from platform 2 during the morning peak, and to Amersham or Chesham from platform 1 during the evening peak. At all other times, and all day at weekends, trains depart from platforms 3 and 4, providing all station or semi-fast services to Baker Street or Aldgate to the south and to Watford, Amersham or Chesham in the northbound direction.

References

  1. ^ 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. 
  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. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley

Gallery

External links

  • www.railwayarchive.org.uk
    • Moor Park station platforms, 1944
    • Moor Park station entrance, 2001
  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive Moor Park station platforms, 1962.
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Watford
Metropolitan line
Semi-fast (peak hours only)/All Stations service
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
towards Amersham or Chesham
Fast service (morning peak hours only)
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
  Historical railways  
Rickmansworth
towards Aylesbury
  Chiltern Lines
London to Aylesbury Line
  Harrow-on-the-Hill
towards Marylebone
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