Moor Park Underground Station - Moor Park, Hertfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 37.784 W 000° 25.964
30U E 677681 N 5722979
Quick Description: Moor Park tube station serves London Underground's Metropolitan Line. The entrance and ticket hall are at the north east end of Main Avenue on the south west side of the tracks.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/15/2014 7:49:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMMWGD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about Moor Park tube station that tells us:

Moor Park is a London Underground station in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, predominantly serving those living in the Moor Park estate, but also in the neighbouring Eastbury and South Oxhey estates. The station is outside the Greater London boundary but is in both Zone 6 and Zone 7.

Moor Park station is located between Rickmansworth (towards Amersham), Croxley (towards Watford) and Northwood (towards central London) stations.

It lies between Sandy Lodge Golf Course and Moor Park. The station has four platforms, two for northbound trains (one for the Watford service and one for the Amersham/Chesham service) and two for southbound trains to Baker Street (one for the slow trains and one for fast - although southbound services vary in the morning peak).

Since 2011, fast and semi-fast services have only run during peak times with services to Aldgate from platform 2 during the morning peak, and services to Amersham and Chesham on platform 1 during the evening peak.

Every other time during the day, and all day at weekends, train services depart from platforms 3 and 4 providing all stations services to Baker Street or Aldgate to the south and Watford, Amersham or Chesham in the northbound direction.

Despite sharing the fast lines with the Amersham/Chesham trains, British Rail (Chiltern) (now Chiltern Railways) trains to Aylesbury/Marylebone ceased calling here in 1993.

1 September 1887: Metropolitan Railway's extension opened from the previous terminus at Pinner, en route to Rickmansworth, passing through here

15 March 1899: Great Central Railway services began passing through here

9 May 1910: station opened as "Sandy Lodge"

18 October 1923: station renamed "Moor Park & Sandy Lodge"

2 November 1925: extension to Watford opened from both Moor Park & Sandy Lodge and Rickmansworth; extension of electric train services as far as Rickmansworth
25 September 1950: station renamed "Moor Park"

1959: Station rebuilt, given quadruple track.

1993: suspension of Chiltern services

Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: No

What level is the station?: Street level

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