Berrylands railway station

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Berrylands National Rail
Berrylands station main entrance.JPG
Berrylands is located in Greater London
Berrylands
Berrylands
Location of Berrylands in Greater London
Location Berrylands
Local authority Kingston upon Thames
Managed by South West Trains
Station code BRS
Number of platforms 2 (facing 4 tracks)
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05  0.191 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 0.174 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.329 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.355 million[1]
2008–09 Increase 0.376 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.340 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.359 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.374 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.378 million[1]
Key dates
16 October 1933 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°23′56″N 0°16′49″W / 51.3988°N 0.2803°W / 51.3988; -0.2803

Berrylands railway station is a national rail train station in the borough of Kingston upon Thames, London.

Location[edit]

Berrylands, operated by South West Trains, is on the South Western Main Line. Normally only Hampton Court Branch trains serve it, but in service disruptions Guildford via Cobham trains make special stops at Berrylands and also New Malden. The station is in Travelcard Zone 5.

The station is on the elevated section of the main line, where it crosses both Norbiton Common and the Hogsmill River, a tributary of the River Thames.

Construction[edit]

Berrylands Station in 1961

It was opened on 16 October 1933 to serve large housing developments, which gave the station its name. 90% of the cost of the station was financed by the local developers to enhance the attractiveness of the new estate to commuters.

A modern ground level station (1969) is connected by stairs to the platforms, which are on the outer tracks of the four-track main line. Berrylands is one of the few stations around the London area still constructed with wooden platforms.[2]

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

History[edit]

From the start of services at the station until June 1967, there was one fast rush hour service to Waterloo at 8:07 a.m. This train was the 7:30 a.m from Guildford via Cobham. It called at Surbiton at 8:04 then New Malden at 8:10. At Raynes Park it switched to the fast line and called at Wimbledon at 8:14, then nonstop to Waterloo arriving at 8:25 at platform 13. The headcode was 42 and it was composed of 4SUB or EPB stock.

Typically, it crawled through Raynes Park waiting for a signal to clear following an overtaking steam train on the fast line. Very occasionally it was forced to stop at Raynes Park, which with the slam door train stock required it to stop there formally and take on passengers who were only too happy to take advantage of a rare fast service destined for the main line.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route K2 and school route 665 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ http://www.disusedrailways.co.uk/London_&_Suburbs.htm

External links[edit]

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