South Wimbledon tube station

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South Wimbledon London Underground
South Wimbledon tube station surface building.jpg
The station entrance
South Wimbledon is located in Greater London
South Wimbledon
South Wimbledon
Location of South Wimbledon in Greater London
Location South Wimbledon
Local authority London Borough of Merton
Managed by London Underground
Owner London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3 and 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 3.60 million[1]
2011 Increase 3.75 million[1]
2012 Decrease 3.70 million[1]
2013 Increase 3.79 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company City and South London Railway
Key dates
1926 Opened
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1358037[2]
Added to list 25 June 1987
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°24′56″N 0°11′28″W / 51.415556°N 0.191°W / 51.415556; -0.191

South Wimbledon, originally South Wimbledon (Merton), is a London Underground station in south-west London. The station is on the Northern line, situated between Colliers Wood and Morden stations. The station is the southernmost station on the London Underground network which has platforms below ground (Morden tube station is further south, but is above ground). It is located on the corner of Merton High Street (A238) and Morden Road (A219). South Wimbledon is on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 3 and Zone 4.

History[edit]

The station was designed by Charles Holden and was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway (now part of the Northern line).

South Wimbledon station is not actually in Wimbledon but was given this name as it was thought that Wimbledon had a higher social standing than its actual location of Merton. On the original plan it had the name "Merton Grove".[3] For geographical accuracy, the station was originally named "South Wimbledon (Merton)" and it appeared as such on early tube maps and on the original station platform signage (although not on the station building at street level). The "(Merton)" part of the name gradually fell out of use.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 57; 93; 131; 152; 219; 470 and night route N155 serve the station.

Morden Road tram stop on Tramlink Route 3 is within walking distance of the station

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "LONDON REGIONAL TRANSPORT STATION,INCLUDING ADJACENT SHOPS TO LEFT AND RIGHT SOUTH WIMBLEDON LONDON REGIONAL TRANSPORT STATION". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 
  3. ^ Cyril M. Harris. What's in a Name (2008 ed.). Capital Books/London Transport Museum. p. 64. ISBN 1-85414-241-0. 

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Terminus
Northern line