Mitcham Junction station


Mitcham Junction station
Mitcham Junction Tramlink National Rail
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Mitcham Junction is located in Greater London
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Mitcham Junction

Location of Mitcham Junction in Greater London
Location Mitcham
Local authority London Borough of Merton
Managed by Southern
Station code MIJ
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access [1]
Fare zone 4

National Rail annual entry and exit
2004-05 0.174 million[2]
2005-06 0.175 million[2]
2006-07 0.278 million[2]
2007-08 0.324 million[2]

1 October 1868 Opened
31 May 1997 West Croydon to Wimbledon Line Closed
2000 Tramlink opened

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Coordinates: 51°23′35″N 0°09′27″W / 51.393°N 0.1576°W / 51.393; -0.1576

Mitcham Junction is a National Rail station served by First Capital Connect and Southern trains, and a Tramlink stop. It is in the London Borough of Merton and is in Travelcard Zone 4.

The station opened on 1 October 1868.[3] Despite its name, Mitcham Junction no longer has a junction: one of the two lines that crossed here (the West Croydon to Wimbledon Line) has become a grade-separated Tramlink route. The other line is used by services between Sutton and London Victoria, or London Blackfriars and beyond. This line still has sharp curves at either end of the station where the junctions were located and speed is limited to 20 miles per hour (32 km/h).

Mitcham Junction is not in the centre of Mitcham but is near the historic Cricket Green Conservation Area, across Mitcham Common. The nearest mainline railway station to the commercial centre of Mitcham is Mitcham Eastfields located between Mitcham Junction and Streatham which opened on 2 June 2008.

As part of a programme of improvements being run by Southern, the office and yard which were once adjacent to the northern platform were levelled in early 2010. In addition, the station is now open for about 19 hours per day. Work continues on the improvement of the station buildings.

Contents

Services

The typical off-peak train service per hour is:

The typical off-peak tram service per hour is:

Transport links

London bus routes 127, S1 pass the station and route 264 9mins walk to the station.

Layout

Tram stop

Side Platform
Eastbound Route 3 towards New Addington
Westbound Route 3 towards Wimbledon
Side Platform

References

  1. ^ "London and South East". Rail Map for People with Reduced Mobility. National Rail. September 2006. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/system/galleries/download/mobility_maps/LondonSouthEast.pdf. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1529. Retrieved 17 January 2011.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 161. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508. 

Gallery

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mitcham Eastfields   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
  Hackbridge
  First Capital Connect
Sutton Loop
 
Preceding tram stop   tranlink=Tramlink Tramlink   Following tram stop
towards Wimbledon
Route 3
Disused railways
Mitcham   Network SouthEast
West Croydon to Wimbledon Line
  Beddington Lane