Rickmansworth (RIC/ZRI)

Rickmansworth is a stop on the Metropolitan Line in Hertfordshire. It is also served by Chiltern Railways services between London Marylebone and Aylesbury.

Type: Transport for London
(Metropolitan Line) &
National Rail
(London-Aylesbury Line)
Station code: RIC/ZRI
Opened: 1887
Platforms: 3
The station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway in 1887 on it's extension from Pinner. It served as the line's terminus for two years before the line was extended to Chesham. The Great Central Railway also used Rickmansworth on it's services into London Marylebone.

The Metropolitan Railway electrified the line as far as Rickmansworth in 1925. The station was used for the changeover between electric and steam locomotives until the line was electrified out to Amersham in the early 1960s [1].

The station has two platforms in use, the bay platform still exists but is seldom used nowadays. Rickmansworth is used as a crew changeover point for Metropolitan Line trains and there is also stabling nearby [2]. Access between the two platforms is via a subway.
A Chiltern 165 departs bound for Aylesbury

The platforms have LU roundels

View of the platforms sans trains

A Chiltern train prepares to depart

The station has LU and NR signage

Two Chiltern trains at Rickmansworth

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Rickmansworth to Aylesbury (Middleton Press, 2005) Fig. 3
[2] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 152