Wimbledon Chase railway station

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Wimbledon Chase
National Rail
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Wimbledon Chase is located in Greater London
Wimbledon Chase
Wimbledon Chase
Location of Wimbledon Chase in Greater London
Location Wimbledon
Local authority London Borough of Merton
Managed by First Capital Connect
Station code WBO
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 70,073[1]
2005–06 Increase 74,491[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.392 million[1]
2007–08 Decrease 0.335 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.305 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.282 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.322 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.379 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.390 million[1]
Key dates
1929 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°24′34″N 0°12′51″W / 51.4095°N 0.2142°W / 51.4095; -0.2142

Wimbledon Chase railway station is in the London Borough of Merton in South London. The station is served by First Capital Connect trains, and is on the Thameslink loop. It is in Travelcard Zone 3 and is arranged as an island 8-car platform, with stairs descending to street level towards the southern end.

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 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 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 7 July 1929 when the first section of the line to South Merton came into operation. The route opened to Sutton on 5 January 1930.[2]

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). The station exit for all southbound trains is adjacent to the third carriage; for northbound trains, it is carriage four for 4-car or six for 8-car services.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
South Merton   First Capital Connect
Sutton Loop
  Wimbledon
  Southern
Sutton Loop
Peak hours only
 

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 152, 163, 164, K5 and School Route 655 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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