Morden South railway station


Morden South railway station
Morden South National Rail
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Morden South is located in Greater London
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Morden South

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[1]
2005-06 27,263[1]
2006-07 71,888[1]
2007-08 80,439[1]
2008-09 72,322[1]

1930 Opened

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Coordinates: 51°23′47″N 0°11′56″W / 51.3965°N 0.199°W / 51.3965; -0.199

Morden South railway station is in Morden in the London Borough of Merton. The station is served by First Capital Connect trains, and is on the Thameslink loop. It is in Travelcard Zone 4.

The station is very close to the Bait-ul-Futuh Mosque.

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History

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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Transport links

London bus routes 80, 93 and 154.

Services

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 National Rail Following station
St. Helier   First Capital Connect
Sutton Loop
  South Merton

References


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