North Sheen railway station

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North Sheen National Rail
North Sheen station, platforms - geograph.org.uk - 1526493.jpg
North Sheen is located in Greater London
North Sheen
North Sheen
Location of North Sheen in Greater London
Location Richmond, London
Local authority Richmond upon Thames
Managed by South West Trains
Station code NSH
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 0.325 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.333 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.366 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.392 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.416 million[1]
Key dates
1930 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°27′56″N 0°17′11″W / 51.4656°N 0.2865°W / 51.4656; -0.2865

North Sheen railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station, on the eastern edge of Richmond, is named after the North Sheen area which, in 1965, was absorbed by Kew. It was opened by the Southern Railway on 6 July 1930.[2] The station and all trains serving it are now operated by South West Trains.

North Sheen station is a key transport hub, serving the area between Mortlake and Richmond stations on the South West Trains mainline rail service, and is the main stopping-off point for commuters to the newly refurbished Richmond International Business Centre at Argyle House. It is also convenient for the nearby Sainsburys, Currys and Homebase shops. The station is regularly used by residents from the Courtlands and Sheen Court estates at the top of Manor Road and a boost in passenger numbers is to be expected with about 300 flats to be built in the neighbourhood.

Footbridge[edit]

North Sheen station is just off Manor Road, where there is a level crossing. Originally, the railway was planned to run through a narrow cutting, allowing Green Lane (as Manor Road was then called) to be carried over the railway by a road bridge.[3]

The station had a footbridge allowing access to the island platforms from both sides of the level crossing, but now only the northern half of that bridge remains. A new bridge, on the opposite side of the level crossing to the station, was opened in October 2013.[4] When the level crossing is closed, passengers wishing to gain access to the platforms from the south side of Manor Road have to use both the new bridge and the existing one.[1]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mortlake   South West Trains
Hounslow/Kingston loop line
  Richmond

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1988). Waterloo to Windsor. Middleton Press. p. 55. ISBN 0-906520-54-1. 
  3. ^ "The Coming of the Railway". Barnes and Mortlake History Society. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "New footbridge opened in North Sheen" (Press release). Network Rail. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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