Mitcham Junction station

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Mitcham Junction Tramlink National Rail
Mitcham Junction stn building.JPG
Mitcham Junction is located in Greater London
Mitcham Junction
Mitcham Junction
Location of Mitcham Junction in Greater London
LocationMitcham
Local authorityLondon Borough of Merton
Managed bySouthern
Station codeMIJ
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms4
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone4
Tramlink annual boardings and alightings
2009–100.524 million[2]
2010–110.555 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13Increase 0.400 million[4]
2013–14Increase 0.459 million[4]
2014–15Increase 0.490 million[4]
2015–16Increase 0.553 million[4]
2016–17Decrease 0.483 million[4]
Key dates
1 October 1868Opened
3 March 1929Electrified to Epsom
31 May 1997West Croydon to Wimbledon Line Closed
2000Tramlink opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS8451°23′35″N 0°09′27″W / 51.393°N 0.1576°W / 51.393; -0.1576Coordinates: 51°23′35″N 0°09′27″W / 51.393°N 0.1576°W / 51.393; -0.1576
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Mitcham Junction is a National Rail station served by Southern and Thameslink trains, and a Tramlink stop. It is in the London Borough of Merton and is in Travelcard Zone 4.

The station opened on 1 October 1868.[5] Despite its name, Mitcham Junction no longer has a junction: one of the two lines that crossed here (the West Croydon to Wimbledon Line) has become a grade-separated Tramlink route. The other line is used by services between Sutton and London Victoria, or London Blackfriars and beyond. This line still has sharp curves at either end of the station where the junctions were located and speed is limited to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).[citation needed]

Mitcham Junction is not in the centre of Mitcham but is near the historic Cricket Green Conservation Area, across Mitcham Common. The nearest main line railway station to the commercial centre of Mitcham is Mitcham Eastfields located between Mitcham Junction and Streatham which opened on 2 June 2008.

As part of a programme of improvements being run by Southern, the office and yard which were once adjacent to the northern platform were levelled in early 2010.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak train service per hour is:[6]

There are also direct trains to/from London Bridge via Dulwich and Peckham Rye during weekday mornings and evenings.

The typical off-peak tram service per hour is:

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 127 and S1 serve the station and tram stop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 161. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  6. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Tables 52 & 180 (Network Rail)

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mitcham Eastfields   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
  Hackbridge
  Thameslink
Thameslink
 
Preceding tram stop   Tramlink no-text roundel.svg Tramlink   Following tram stop
towards Wimbledon
Tramlink
Wimbledon to Beckenham Junction
Tramlink
Wimbledon to Elmers End
towards Elmers End
Disused railways
Mitcham   Connex South Central
West Croydon to Wimbledon Line
  Beddington Lane