Queenstown Road (Battersea) railway station

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Queenstown Road National Rail
Queenstown Road stn entrance.JPG
Queenstown Road is located in Greater London
Queenstown Road
Queenstown Road
Location of Queenstown Road in Greater London
Location Battersea
Local authority London Borough of Wandsworth
Managed by South West Trains
Station code QRB
Number of platforms 3 (2 in use)
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 1.157 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.966 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 1.055 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.249 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.359 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.441 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.457 million[1]
Key dates
1 November 1877 Opened as Queen's Road (Battersea)
12 May 1980 Renamed Queenstown Road (Battersea)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°08′49″W / 51.4748°N 0.147°W / 51.4748; -0.147
A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Queenstown Road railway station (shown here as Queen's Road Battersea)

Queenstown Road is a railway station in South London, between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. It is a short walk from Battersea Park station and Battersea Park. It has seven tracks through it but only three platforms, two of which are in use, serving trains on the Waterloo to Richmond line and the Hounslow Loop.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 November 1877, by the London and South Western Railway, as Queen's Road (Battersea).[2] The entrance still bears the name Queen's Road, not to be confused with Queens Road Peckham, Walthamstow Queen's Road or Queensway tube station, which was also originally called Queens Road.

The station was renamed Queenstown Road (Battersea) on 12 May 1980.[2] The station's modern entrance and platform signage lacks the "(Battersea)" suffix that appears in timetables and on some maps. The latest "Oyster Rail Services" map produced by Transport for London shows the station as plain "Queenstown Road".[3] On the map produced by the station managers, South West Trains, the station is called "Queenstown Road".[4]

Services[edit]

Queenstown Road is on the early stage of the South Western Main Line but with only 2 platforms in use. The off-peak frequency in trains per hour is:

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 137; 156; and night route N137 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Vauxhall   South West Trains
Kingston/Hounslow loop lines
Waterloo to Weybridge
  Clapham Junction

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 193. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/9444.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/uploads/networkmapapril2009.pdf

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