- Morden South railway station
Location of Morden South in Greater London
Location Morden Local authority Merton Managed by First Capital Connect Station code MDS Number of platforms 2 Fare zone 4 National Rail annual entry and exit 2004-05 23,496 2005-06 27,263 2006-07 71,888 2007-08 80,439 2008-09 72,322 1930 Opened List of stations Underground · National Rail External links Departures • Layout Facilities • Buses
The station is very close to the Bait-ul-Futuh Mosque.
Parliamentary approval for a line from Wimbledon to Sutton had been obtained by the Wimbledon and Sutton Railway (W&SR) in 1910 but work had been delayed by World War I. From the W&SR's inception, the MDR was a shareholder of the company and had rights to run trains over the line when built. In the 1920s, the London Electric Railway (LER, precursor of London Underground) planned, through its ownership of the MDR, to use part of the route for an extension of the City and South London Railway (C&SLR, now the Northern line) to Sutton. The SR objected and an agreement was reached that enabled the C&SLR to extend as far as Morden in exchange for the LER giving up its rights over the W&SR route. The SR subsequently built the line, one of the last to be built in the London area. The station opened on 5 January 1930 when full services on the line were extended from South Merton.
Formerly, a small branch line served an Express Dairies bottling plant adjacent to the station. During the 1950s and 1960s milk trains delivered milk to the plant for bottling and distribution. The station staff were responsible for handling the switching points to enable these trains to depart from the main line. The bottling plant closed in 1992.
London bus routes 80, 93 and 154.
The typical off-peak service from the station is 2 trains per hour to Wimbledon (clockwise around the loop) and 2 trains per hour to Sutton (anticlockwise).
Preceding station National Rail Following station St. Helier First Capital Connect
- ^ a b c d e "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.
- ^ a b c Jackson, Alan A. (December 1966). "The Wimbledon & Sutton Railway – A late arrival on the South London suburban scene". The Railway Magazine: 675–680. http://www.semgonline.com/RlyMag/WimbledonSuttonRly.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-07.
- ^ "News in Brief - Northern Foods to axe 400 jobs". The Guardian: 13. 15 April 1992. http://archive.guardian.co.uk/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=DigitalArchive&BaseHref=GUA/1992/04/15&PageLabelPrint=13&EntityId=Ar01307&ViewMode=HTML. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
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