Chigwell tube station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station 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.

History

The station was opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).<ref name=CULG_01>Template:Cite web</ref> 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.<ref name=CULG_01/> Electric Underground trains served the station from 21 November 1948.<ref name=CULG_01/>

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View of platforms

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.

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The tunnel between Chigwell and Grange Hill

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.

Services

Typical off-peak services are:

  • 3 trains per hour to Ealing Broadway via Hainault
  • 3 trains per hour to Woodford

Transport links

London Bus route 167 and school buses routes 667 and 804.

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Route Number Route Via Operator Notes
53 School Chigwell Row to Roding Valley School Limes Farm Estate, Chigwell TWH Bus & Coach From 28 August 2012, TWH will no longer operate school route 53.
167 Template:Access icon Debden Template:Rail-interchange to Ilford Hainault Street Loughton Template:Rail-interchange, Barkingside, Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times
667 School Template:Access icon West Hatch High School to Ilford Hainault Street Barkingside Go-Ahead London Times
804 School Debden Broadway Template:Rail-interchange to West Hatch High School Loughton, Buckhurst Hill Blue Triangle Times