Sutton Common railway station

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Sutton Common National Rail
Sutton Common stn entrance.JPG
Sutton Common is located in Greater London
Sutton Common
Sutton Common
Location of Sutton Common in Greater London
Location Sutton
Local authority Sutton
Managed by Thameslink
Station code SUC
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 86,304[1]
2005–06 Increase 97,841[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.239 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.320 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.270 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.238 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.273 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.304 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.323 million[1]
Key dates
1930 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°22′30″N 0°11′47″W / 51.3751°N 0.1964°W / 51.3751; -0.1964

Sutton Common railway station is in the London Borough of Sutton in South London. The station is served by Southern and Thameslink trains 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 had been delayed by World War I.[2] From the W&SR's inception, the MDR 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 MDR, 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 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]

In recent years, rebuilding has seen the small shed-like station building completely demolished. The platforms are directly accessed from the street via the stairs, with a ticket machine at street level.

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).

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Sutton   Thameslink
Sutton Loop
  St. Helier
  Southern
Sutton Loop
Peak hours only
 

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 470 and S3 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

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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