Streatham Hill railway station

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Streatham Hill National Rail
Streatham Hill stn building.JPG
Streatham Hill is located in Greater London
Streatham Hill
Streatham Hill
Location of Streatham Hill in Greater London
Location Streatham
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by Southern
Station code SRH
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05   1.274 million[1]
2005–06 Steady 1.274 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 2.004 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 2.356 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 2.137 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.997 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 2.323 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 2.685 million[1]
2012–13 Decrease 2.661 million[1]
Key dates
1 December 1856 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°26′17″N 0°07′38″W / 51.438°N 0.1271°W / 51.438; -0.1271

Streatham Hill railway station is one of three stations serving the district of Streatham, in the London Borough of Lambeth. The wooden station building at street level faces the busy Streatham High Road (A23) at the junction with Leigham Court Road. Services are operated by Southern.

Access to the platforms - which are in a cutting below street level and which continue under a bridge beneath the road - is possible via a pair of staircases or lifts. A project to replace the staircases and introduce lift access was completed in 2009.

History[edit]

Streatham Hill railway station was opened by the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway on 1 December 1856, originally being named simply Streatham. Trains were operated from the outset by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. At some stage it was renamed Streatham and Brixton Hill before finally settling with its present name in 1869.

There is a depot for maintenance of the passenger carriages at the London end of the station.[specify] Some of the lighting gantries above the sidings are remains of the pioneering "overhead electric" power supply that the LB&SCR introduced on this line on 12 May 1911. This was abandoned in June 1928 when the Southern Railway replaced it with third rail electrification.

Services[edit]

Typical off peak train service is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Balham   Southern
London Victoria to London Bridge
(via Crystal Palace)
London Victoria to Sutton
(via Crystal Palace)
  West Norwood
Southern
Limited Service
Tulse Hill

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 50; 57; 109; 118; 133; 159; 201; 250; 255; 319; 333; 417; P13 and night routes N109; N133 and N137.

See also[edit]

The other stations in Streatham are:

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.

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