- Chigwell tube station
Entrance to Station Road
Location of Chigwell in Essex
Location Chigwell Local authority Epping Forest Managed by London Underground Number of platforms 2 Fare zone 4 London Underground annual entry and exit 2005 0.203 million 2006 0.258 million 2007 0.380 million 2008 0.410 million 2009 0.397 million 2010 0.440 million 1903 Opened (GER) 1947 Closed (LNER) 1948 Reopened (Central line) List of stations Underground · National Rail
Chigwell is a London Underground station at Chigwell in the Epping Forest district of Essex. It is located on the Hainault Loop of the Central Line and is between Grange Hill and Roding Valley stations. Since 2 January 2007, the station is in Travelcard Zone 4.
The station was opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop). As a consequence of the 1921 Railways Act, the GER was merged with other railway companies in 1923 to become part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).
The Woodford to Ilford loop was largely integrated into the London Underground Central Line as part of the London Passenger Transport Board's "New Works Programme" of 1935 - 1940, which saw an extension of electric tube services into north-east London. As part of this work the station closed on 29 November 1947. Electric Underground trains served the station from 21 November 1948.
From the mid-1960s until the early 1990s, the Woodford-Hainault section was operated largely separately from the rest of the Central Line, using four-car (later three-car) trains of 1960 Stock. These trains were adapted for Automatic Train Operation (ATO); the Woodford-Hainault section became the testing ground for ATO prior to its implementation on the Victoria Line. Separate operation has now been abolished and through trains to Central London now operate.
Since 5 February 2006 this has been one of the small number of stations on the network to have no staffed ticket office, however staff are available 24 hours a day for customer information and the train service has been extended to midnight to take into account the rising passenger numbers.
Typical off-peak services are:
London Bus route 167 and school buses routes 667 and 804.
Route Number Route Via Operator Notes 43 School Chigwell Row to Debden Debden Park High School Limes Farm Estate, Chigwell TWH Bus & Coach Times 167 Debden to Ilford Hainault Street Loughton , Barkingside, Gants Hill Docklands Buses Daily. London Buses service. Times 667 School West Hatch High School to Ilford Hainault Street Barkingside Arriva London Times 804 School Debden Broadway to West Hatch High School Loughton, Buckhurst Hill Blue Triangle Times
- ^ a b c d e f "Customer metrics: entries and exits". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. 2003-2010. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/default.asp?onload=entryexit. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- ^ a b c "Clive's Underground Line Guides, Central Line, Dates". http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/central.html#dates. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
Preceding station London Underground Following station Central lineHainault looptowards Woodford Central line StationsBank · Barkingside · Bethnal Green · Bond Street · Buckhurst Hill · Chancery Lane · Chigwell · Debden · Ealing Broadway · East Acton · Epping · Fairlop · Gants Hill · Grange Hill · Greenford · Hainault · Hanger Lane · Holborn · Holland Park · Lancaster Gate · Leyton · Leytonstone · Liverpool Street · Loughton · Marble Arch · Mile End · Newbury Park · North Acton · Northolt · Notting Hill Gate · Oxford Circus · Perivale · Queensway · Redbridge · Roding Valley · Ruislip Gardens · St Paul's · Shepherd's Bush · Snaresbrook · South Ruislip · South Woodford · Stratford · Theydon Bois · Tottenham Court Road · Wanstead · West Acton · West Ruislip · White City · Woodford
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