Belmont railway station (Sutton)

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Belmont National Rail
Belmont station entrance.JPG
Belmont is located in Greater London
Belmont
Belmont
Location of Belmont in Greater London
Location Belmont
Local authority London Borough of Sutton
Managed by Southern
Station code BLM
DfT category F1
Number of platforms 1
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.148 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.151 million[2]
2013–14 Decrease 0.149 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 0.152 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 0.159 million[2]
Key dates
22 May 1865 Opened as California
1 October 1875 Renamed Belmont
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°20′38″N 0°11′55″W / 51.344°N 0.1986°W / 51.344; -0.1986Coordinates: 51°20′38″N 0°11′55″W / 51.344°N 0.1986°W / 51.344; -0.1986
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The station in 1961

Belmont railway station serves the suburb of Belmont in the London Borough of Sutton in south London. The station is located on the Epsom Downs line, part of the Sutton & Mole Valley Line services of the Southern, and is in Travelcard Zone 5.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway on 22 May 1865,[3] as part of the Epsom Downs branch line. The branch was originally laid as double track because of the race traffic, and was electrified on 17 June 1928. A modern CLASP (pre-fabricated concrete) building was erected in the 1970s (this has since been demolished and cleared away). The branch was singled in 1982 and all trains use the former down platform. The Up platform still exists however. The station itself has a ticket machine, a permit to travel machine, cycle storage huts and a shelter for passengers to wait in during rain.

The station was originally named 'California', and was changed to 'Belmont' on 1 October 1875.[3]

The remains of the former Up platform, on the far side of the single track

Services[edit]

As of 2016, the station ranks as the tenth least busy within Greater London, with approximately 152,000 passenger journeys annually. The typical off-peak service from the station is:[4]

There is no service on Sundays.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes S1, S4 and 280 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Network Map". Southern. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 51, 32. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 180 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sutton   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Banstead