Earlsfield railway station

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Earlsfield National Rail
Earlsfield station building 2013.JPG
Earlsfield is located in Greater London
Earlsfield
Earlsfield
Location of Earlsfield in Greater London
Location Earlsfield
Local authority London Borough of Wandsworth
Managed by South West Trains
Station code EAD
Number of platforms 3 (facing 4 tracks)
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05  2.855 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 2.756 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 5.517 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 5.630 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 4.945 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 4.871 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 5.413 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 5.574 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 5.696 million[1]
Key dates
1884 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°26′33″N 0°11′16″W / 51.4424°N 0.1877°W / 51.4424; -0.1877

Earlsfield railway station (Earlsfield) is in the London Borough of Wandsworth in south London. The station, which is in Travelcard Zone 3, is operated by South West Trains, as are all the trains serving it. The name 'Earlsfield' originates from the name of the large Victorian residence formerly on the present site of the station. When the site was sold by the Davis family to the railway company one of the conditions of sale was that the station would be called 'Earlsfield'[citation needed].

History[edit]

A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Earlsfield railway station

Opened by the London and South Western Railway it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Railways.

Services[edit]

Platform view (1991)

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Trains to Clapham Junction/Waterloo depart from platform 2; trains going away from London depart from platform 3. Platform 1 is adjacent to the fast, generally non-stopping, down line out of London, so is only used occasionally when the line served by platform 3 is unavailable.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Clapham Junction   South West Trains
South Western Main Line
  Wimbledon

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 44, 77, 270 and Night Route N44 serve the station

Reconfiguration and reconstruction[edit]

On Monday 21 June 2010, Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, welcomed plans for a major refurbishment for the station.[2] Network Rail released more details on Monday 20 June 2011.[3]

The main entrance was reconstructed, adding lifts for each platform. The station underwent major refurbishment largely complete by the end of 2012.

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