Mitcham Junction station

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Mitcham Junction Tramlink National Rail
Mitcham Junction stn building.JPG
Mitcham Junction is located in Greater London
Mitcham Junction
Mitcham Junction
Location of Mitcham Junction in Greater London
Location Mitcham
Local authority London Borough of Merton
Managed by Southern
Station code MIJ
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 4
Tramlink annual boardings and alightings
2009–10 0.524 million[2]
2010–11 0.555 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.174 million[4]
2005–06 Increase 0.175 million[4]
2006–07 Increase 0.278 million[4]
2007–08 Increase 0.324 million[4]
2008–09 Increase 0.316 million[4]
2009–10 Increase 0.298 million[4]
2010–11 Increase 0.331 million[4]
2011–12 Increase 0.387 million[4]
2012–13 Increase 0.400 million[4]
Key dates
1 October 1868 Opened
31 May 1997 West Croydon to Wimbledon Line Closed
2000 Tramlink opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°23′35″N 0°09′27″W / 51.393°N 0.1576°W / 51.393; -0.1576

Mitcham Junction is a National Rail station served by Southern and Thameslink trains, and a Tramlink stop. It is in the London Borough of Merton and is in Travelcard Zone 4.

The station opened on 1 October 1868.[5] Despite its name, Mitcham Junction no longer has a junction: one of the two lines that crossed here (the West Croydon to Wimbledon Line) has become a grade-separated Tramlink route. The other line is used by services between Sutton and London Victoria, or London Blackfriars and beyond. This line still has sharp curves at either end of the station where the junctions were located and speed is limited to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).[citation needed] or 20 miles per hour (32 km/h).[citation needed]

Mitcham Junction is not in the centre of Mitcham but is near the historic Cricket Green Conservation Area, across Mitcham Common. The nearest mainline railway station to the commercial centre of Mitcham is Mitcham Eastfields located between Mitcham Junction and Streatham which opened on 2 June 2008.

As part of a programme of improvements being run by Southern, the office and yard which were once adjacent to the northern platform were levelled in early 2010. In addition, the station is now open for about 19 hours per day. Work continues on the improvement of the station buildings.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak train service per hour is:

The typical off-peak tram service per hour is:

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 127; S1 serve the station and tram stop.

Layout[edit]

Tram stop

Side Platform
Eastbound Route 3 towards New Addington
Westbound Route 3 towards Wimbledon
Side Platform

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 161. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mitcham Eastfields   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
  Hackbridge
  Thameslink
Sutton Loop
 
Preceding tram stop   Tramlink no-text roundel.svg Tramlink   Following tram stop
towards Wimbledon
Route 3
towards New Addington
Disused railways
Mitcham   Network SouthEast
West Croydon to Wimbledon Line
  Beddington Lane