St Helier railway station

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St Helier National Rail
St Helier stn entrance.JPG
St Helier is located in Greater London
St Helier
St Helier
Location of St Helier in Greater London
Location St Helier
Local authority London Borough of Merton
Managed by Thameslink
Station code SIH
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 48,645[1]
2005–06 Increase 53,088[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.111 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.171 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.141 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.120 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.151 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.178 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.192 million[1]
Key dates
1930 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°23′24″N 0°11′55″W / 51.3901°N 0.1985°W / 51.3901; -0.1985

St Helier railway station is in the London Borough of Merton in South London. The station is served by Thameslink, and is on the Sutton Loop Line. It is in Travelcard Zone 4.

History[edit]

Parliamentary approval for a line from Wimbledon to Sutton had been obtained by the Wimbledon and Sutton Railway (W&SR) in 1910 but work was delayed by World War I.[2] From the W&SR's inception, the District Railway (DR) was a shareholder of the company and had rights to run trains over the line when built. In the 1920s, the London Electric Railway (LER, precursor of London Underground) planned, through its ownership of the DR, to use part of the route for an extension of the City and South London Railway (C&SLR, now the Northern line) to Sutton.[2] The Southern Railway (SR) objected and an agreement was reached that enabled the C&SLR to extend as far as Morden in exchange for the LER giving up its rights over the W&SR route. The SR subsequently built the line, one of the last to be built in the London area. The station opened on 5 January 1930 when full services on the line were extended from South Merton.[2]

The original concrete station building has been demolished.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is 2 trains per hour to Wimbledon (clockwise around the loop) and 2 trains per hour to Sutton (anticlockwise). St Helier station is unmanned. It has electronic display boards, and no clock.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sutton Common   Thameslink
Sutton Loop
  Morden South
  Southern
Sutton Loop
Peak hours only
 

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 154 and S4 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c Jackson, Alan A. (December 1966). "The Wimbledon & Sutton Railway – A late arrival on the South London suburban scene". The Railway Magazine: 675–680. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 

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