New Malden railway station

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New Malden National Rail
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New Malden is located in Greater London
New Malden
New Malden
Location of New Malden in Greater London
Location New Malden
Local authority Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Managed by South West Trains
Station code NEM
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4 (2 in use) (facing 4 tracks)
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 3.325 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 3.404 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 3.474 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 3.524 million[1]
2015–16 Decrease 3.013 million[1]
Key dates
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
1955 Renamed Malden
16 September 1957 Renamed New Malden
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Lists of stations
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New Malden railway station is in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South London. The station is served by South West Trains, and is in Travelcard Zone 4.

History[edit]

A 1912 Railway Clearing House map showing (right) lines around New Malden railway station (shown here as COMBE & MALDEN)

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.[2]

The deaths of members of station staff in an air raid during WWII is commemorated on a plaque on a wall in the ticket office and another is located on the high street opposite Waitrose.

Platforms 2 and 3 on the "fast" lines - although still by definition in use - have been mothballed, and their gravelly surface together with protruding cable ducting poses a trip hazard and renders them unlikely to be used by passengers even should a disruption prevent use of the "slow" lines at platforms 1 and 4.

New platform signage was installed in 2009, adhering to the new national standard using the 'Brunel' typeface in white on a navy background.[3]

New Malden was one of the stations selected by South West Trains to have automatic ticket gates which were installed in the main ticket hall in September 2009. The gates with Oyster Card readers allow use of the Oyster "Pay as you go" system.[4]

A proposed permanent closure of the secondary entrance to Dukes Avenue and Station Avenue, leaving only the entrance to Coombe Road was amended, after local opposition, to officially opening the Dukes Avenue and Station Avenue entrance for morning and evening peak hours with ticket inspectors, but to be closed at all other times including weekends.[5] In practice the ticket barriers are very often left open and unstaffed and as such the southern entrance is more than often open, outside of the 'closed' times.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak hour service from the station is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Raynes Park   South West Trains
Hampton Court Branch
  Berrylands
  South West Trains
Kingston Loop Line
  Norbiton
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
towards Shepperton
Crossrail
Line 2
towards Hampton Court

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 213 and K1 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 68,153,170. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Better Rail Stations—And Independent Review Presented to Lord Adonis, Secretary of State for Transport
  4. ^ "New ticket gates across the network". South West Trains. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  5. ^ "More furore over New Malden station exit closure". Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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