New Malden railway station
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|Local authority||Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||4 (2 in use) (facing 4 tracks)|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|December 1846||Opened as Malden|
|May 1859||Renamed New Malden and Coombe|
|1 March 1862||Renamed Coombe and Malden|
|November 1912||Renamed Malden for Coombe|
|16 September 1957||Renamed New Malden|
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The station was opened by the London and South Western Railway in December 1846, originally being named Malden. It has been renamed several times: in May 1859 it became New Malden and Coombe; on 1 March 1862 Coombe and Malden; in November 1912 Malden for Coombe; in 1955 Malden; and finally, on 16 September 1957, it took the present name of New Malden.
Although still theoretically in use, Platforms 2 and 3 on the "fast" lines have been mothballed, and their gravelly surface and protruding cable ducting poses a trip hazard and makes them unlikely to be used even if a disruption prevents use of the "slow" lines on Platforms 1 and 4.
New platform signage was installed in 2009, adhering to the new national standard using 'Brunel' typeface in white on a navy background.
After local opposition a proposed permanent closure of the southern entrance from Dukes Avenue and Station Avenue, which would have left only the Coombe Road entrance, was amended to opening it only for morning and evening weekday peak hours with ticket inspectors. In practice the ticket barriers are very often left open and unstaffed, and the southern entrance is generally left open and unstaffed.
The typical off-peak hour service from the station is:
- 6 direct to London Waterloo via Wimbledon
- 2 circuitously to Waterloo via Kingston and Richmond
- 2 to Hampton Court via Surbiton
- 2 to Shepperton via Kingston
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Raynes Park||South Western Railway
Hampton Court Branch
|South Western Railway
Kingston Loop Line
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|
towards Hampton Court
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 68, 153, 170. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Better Rail Stations—And Independent Review Presented to Lord Adonis, Secretary of State for Transport
- "New ticket gates across the network". South West Trains. Retrieved 2008-11-19.
- "More furore over New Malden station exit closure". Retrieved 3 May 2014.
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