Chorleywood London Underground National Rail
Chorleywood is located in Hertfordshire
Location of Chorleywood in Hertfordshire
Local authorityDistrict of Three Rivers
Managed byLondon Underground
Station code(s)CLW
Number of platforms2
Fare zone7
London Underground annual entry and exit
2018Increase 0.78 million[2]
2019Increase 1.49 million[3]
2020Decrease 0.77 million[4]
2021Increase 0.80 million[5]
2022Increase 1.34 million[6]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 0.565 million[7]
2019–20Decrease 0.557 million[7]
2020–21Decrease 0.128 million[7]
2021–22Increase 0.336 million[7]
2022–23Increase 0.455 million[7]
Key dates
14 November 1966Goods yard closed[8]
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°39′15″N 0°31′06″W / 51.6542°N 0.5183°W / 51.6542; -0.5183
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Chorleywood is a London Underground and National Rail station in Travelcard Zone 7 (previously zone B) on the Metropolitan line. The village of Chorleywood is in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire about 20 miles (32 km) from London. Chorleywood station is also served by Chiltern Railways, which runs trains from London Marylebone station through to Aylesbury.


Platform view facing south

The station was built by expanding the local train station and was opened as "Chorley Wood" in July 1889. The name was changed to "Chorley Wood & Chenies" in November 1915 until 1934 when it reverted to the original name until 1965. The present name has existed since then.[9] Chorleywood station was formerly served by steam-hauled Metropolitan line trains from Aylesbury to London, with a changeover to an electric locomotive at Rickmansworth. Steam trains were withdrawn in 1961 when electrification north of Rickmansworth to Amersham and Chesham was completed. From the early 1960s to 2012, Metropolitan line trains at Chorleywood were formed of London Underground A60 Stock (and the almost identical A62 Stock), but were replaced by London Underground S8 stock. Chiltern Railways (Aylesbury-Marylebone) trains are formed by Class 165 diesel multiple units.

Between October 2004 and December 2011 almost all southbound Metropolitan line trains from Chorleywood into London were fast trains to Baker Street, calling at Rickmansworth, Moor Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Wembley Park, Finchley Road and Baker Street. Since December 2011 only a few morning peak hour Metropolitan line trains have been operated as fast trains, at other times the trains mostly call at all stations, adding over 10 minutes to journey times. 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 or Chesham.

Station layout

The station has two platforms shared between the London Underground Metropolitan line and National Rail. Both platforms are accessible from street level.[1] On Platform 2, there is one of the few surviving K8 telephone kiosks. Now used for the TfL internal system, the kiosk is Grade II listed[10]


Metropolitan line

The Metropolitan line is the only line on the London Underground to operate an express service. This is 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:[11]

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) presently consists of:[11]

The evening peak service in trains per hour (tph) presently consists of:[11]

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways operate services between Aylesbury Vale Parkway via Amersham and Aylesbury and London Marylebone via Harrow on the Hill. All Chiltern Railway services run non stop between Rickmansworth and Harrow on the Hill and Harrow on the Hill and London Marylebone.

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) presently consists of:[12]

Preceding station London Underground Following station
Chalfont & Latimer
towards Amersham or Chesham
Metropolitan line Rickmansworth
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chalfont & Latimer   Chiltern Railways
London to Aylesbury Line


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  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 14 January 2023. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2022. Transport for London. 4 October 2023. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  8. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be – freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (591). London Underground Railway Society: 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  9. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  10. ^ Historic England (31 May 2023). "K8 Kiosk at Chorleywood Station (Grade II) (1485091)". National Heritage List for England.
  11. ^ a b c "Metropolitan line WTT" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Amersham Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2016.