Mortlake railway station

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Mortlake National Rail
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Mortlake is located in Greater London
Location of Mortlake in Greater London
Local authorityRichmond upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeMTL
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 2.157 million[1]
2014–15Increase 2.245 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 1.932 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 1.848 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.770 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyRichmond and West End Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
22 July 1846 (1846-07-22)Opened as Mortlake
1 April 1886Renamed Mortlake & East Sheen
30 January 1916Renamed Mortlake
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′06″N 0°16′02″W / 51.4682°N 0.2672°W / 51.4682; -0.2672Coordinates: 51°28′06″N 0°16′02″W / 51.4682°N 0.2672°W / 51.4682; -0.2672
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Mortlake railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. It is 8 miles 21 chains (13.3 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway. Postal district and boundary changes over many years mean that Mortlake now serves the area known as East Sheen as well as the area of Mortlake, both of which share the SW14 postcode. Mortlake is the closest station to the finish of the Oxford-Cambridge University Boat Race.

Queen Victoria's Waiting Room[edit]

The listed building of townscape merit next to Mortlake Railway Station, now occupied by a classic car showroom, contains Queen Victoria's old waiting room which was built for her and Prince Albert to use due to their frequent visits to White Lodge in Richmond Park where their family and latterly their son the Prince of Wales (Edward VII) were living.


The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Barnes   South Western Railway
Hounslow/Kingston Loop Line
  North Sheen


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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