Carshalton Beeches railway station

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Carshalton Beeches
National Rail
Carshalton Beeches stn building.JPG
Carshalton Beeches is located in Greater London
Carshalton Beeches
Carshalton Beeches
Location of Carshalton Beeches in Greater London
Location Carshalton
Local authority London Borough of Sutton
Grid reference TQ275636
Managed by Southern
Station code CSB
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 0.887 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.799 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.760 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.791 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.849 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.899 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Key dates
1 October 1906 (1906-10-01) Opened as Beeches Halt
1 April 1925 Renamed Carshalton Beeches
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°21′28″N 0°10′17″W / 51.3577°N 0.1714°W / 51.3577; -0.1714

Carshalton Beeches railway station is in south Carshalton in the London Borough of Sutton in south London. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Southern, and is in Travelcard Zone 5.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

This station also has train services to and from London Bridge Station, in the mornings (to London Bridge), and evenings (from London Bridge) on weekdays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wallington   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
London Victoria to Sutton via Crystal Palace
  Sutton

History[edit]

Platforms at Carshalton Beeches, looking from the western end.

The railway in Carshalton Beeches has been around since 1847 when track was laid between Epsom, Sutton and West Croydon but it was not until 1 October 1906 that a halt named Beeches Halt[2] was opened in the small settlement, at the north end of Beeches Avenue (at the time called Beechnut Tree Walk). That same year a tram service between Sutton and Croydon opened. Beeches Halt was served by steam rail-motors (early multiple units) running between West Croydon and Epsom Downs.

As residential development continued, demand increased and the Sutton to London line was electrified in 1925 using 6600V, 25 Hz AC, Overhead electrification (OLE), replacing passenger steam traction. At that time the halt was upgraded, a new station built, renamed Carshalton Beeches on 1 April 1925[3] and the road bridge was rebuilt. The OLE was replaced by the Southern standard of 650V DC third rail in 1930.

In September 2010 the station foyer was completely reworked to allow a larger ticket office and for electronic ticket barriers to be put in. These are now operational. Further work was completed in 2012 giving disabled access to the London bound platform only and also adding an area for the parking of bicycles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 31. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 31, 55

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