Chalk Farm tube station
Chalk Farm is a London Underground station near Camden Town in the London Borough of Camden. It is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line between Camden Town to the south and Belsize Park to the north. For ticketing purposes, Chalk Farm falls in Travelcard Zone 2. With slightly under five million entries and exits in 2011, Chalk Farm is one of the busiest stations on the Edgware branch of the Northern line.
|Local authority||London Borough of Camden|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway|
|22 June 1907||Station opened|
|Added to list||20 July 2011|
|London transport portal|
The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR). Trains originally operated between Golders Green and Charing Cross, with extensions to Edgware and Kennington in 1923–24 and 1926, respectively. All trains ran via the Charing Cross branch. As part of a comprehensive signing scheme, the 'UndergrounD' lettering was added in 1908.
With the subsequent extension of the City and South London Railway (C&SLR) to Camden Town in 1924, the CCE&HR and C&SLR were joined, allowing through running on the Bank branch and service as far south as Clapham Common, extending to Morden in 1926.
Chalk Farm station lies at the intersection of Chalk Farm Road, Haverstock Hill (the northern extension of Camden High Street) and Adelaide Road, which create an angular intersection that forms the centre of the neighborhood of the same name.
Chalk Farm's narrow, wedge-shaped station building gives it the longest frontage of any of the stations designed by Architect Leslie Green for the three tube lines owned by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London and opened in 1906 and 1907. It also has the shallowest lift shafts of any Underground station (21 ft). Station refurbishment by Tube Lines was completed in 2005. The station is a Grade II listed building.
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In popular cultureEdit
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- Historic England. "Chalk Farm Underground Station (1401028)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.