Mitcham railway station, London

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Mitcham
Mitcham Railway Station.jpg
Former Mitcham Station
Location
Place Mitcham
Area London Borough of Merton
Coordinates 51°23′51″N 0°10′16″W / 51.397539°N 0.171125°W / 51.397539; -0.171125Coordinates: 51°23′51″N 0°10′16″W / 51.397539°N 0.171125°W / 51.397539; -0.171125
Grid reference TQ272681
Operations
Original company Wimbledon and Croydon Railway
Post-grouping Railtrack
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Platforms 2 (later reduced to 1)
History
1855 Opened
2 June 1997 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Mitcham railway station was a railway station in Mitcham in the London Borough of Merton, England. It closed after the last train ran on 31 May 1997. Mitcham tram stop replaced the station, and is located on the same site.

History[edit]

After the Surrey Iron Railway (SIR) went out of business in 1846, the Wimbledon and Croydon Railway (W&CR) took over the route and opened the station on 22 October 1855.[1][2] The route was then operated as a conventional railway, until it was closed by Railtrack after the last train on 31 May 1997, for conversion to tram operation. Station Court, on the north of the tram line and east of London Road A217, was one of the SIR's original station buildings, used as a merchant's home, making it one of the oldest railway buildings in the world. The wall of the Ram Brewery on York Road has a plaque commemorating this.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 161. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Green, Lionel (1998). The Railways of Merton. Merton Historical Society. ISBN 1-903899-10-9. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Morden Road   Network SouthEast
West Croydon to Wimbledon Line
  Mitcham Junction