Queenstown Road (Battersea) railway station

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Queenstown Road National Rail
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Queenstown Road is located in Greater London
Queenstown Road
Queenstown Road
Location of Queenstown Road in Greater London
Location Battersea
Local authority London Borough of Wandsworth
Managed by South West Trains
Station code QRB
DfT category F1
Number of platforms 3 (2 in use)
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 1.359 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.441 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.457 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.559 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.758 million[1]
Key dates
1 November 1877 Opened as Queen's Road (Battersea)
12 May 1980 Renamed Queenstown Road (Battersea)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°28′29″N 0°08′49″W / 51.4748°N 0.147°W / 51.4748; -0.147Coordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°08′49″W / 51.4748°N 0.147°W / 51.4748; -0.147
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A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Queenstown Road railway station (shown here as Queen's Road Battersea)

Queenstown Road is a railway station in inner south-west London, between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. It is a short walk from Battersea Park station and Battersea Park to the west. It has three platforms, two of which are in use by all stopping services related to the Waterloo to Reading Line: its branch services to Weybridge (via Hounslow) and two separate sets of bidirectional Waterloo-to-Waterloo services via Hounslow using the Hounslow Loop and via Kingston using the Kingston Loop. In additional 50% of maximum peak hour trains serving the Shepperton Branch Line call at the station.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 November 1877, by the London and South Western Railway, as Queen's Road (Battersea).[2] The entrance still bears the name Queen's Road, not to be confused with Queens Road Peckham, Walthamstow Queen's Road or Queensway tube station, which was also originally called Queens Road.

The station was renamed Queenstown Road (Battersea) on 12 May 1980.[2] The station's modern entrance and platform signage lacks the "(Battersea)" suffix that appears in timetables and on some maps. The latest "Oyster Rail Services" map produced by Transport for London shows the station as plain "Queenstown Road".[3] On the map produced by the station managers, South West Trains, the station is called "Queenstown Road".[4]

Services[edit]

Queenstown Road is on the early stage of the South Western Main Line but with only 2 platforms in use. The off-peak frequency in trains per hour is:

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 137 and 156, and night route N137 serve the station.

Future[edit]

Network Rail plans to reopen Platform 1 at Queenstown Road to permit the segregation of Windsor and Mainline services flows, providing additional capacity on the approach to London Waterloo.[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Vauxhall   South West Trains
Kingston and Hounslow loop lines
Waterloo to Weybridge via Hounslow
Shepperton Branch Line
  Clapham Junction

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Services coming back from the Kingston Loop (northbound) do not stop at Queenstown Road.
    Conversely, clockwise services do not stop at Queenstown Road in the southbound direction but do in the northbound direction.

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. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 193. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ "Transport for London". tfl.gov.uk. 
  4. ^ "Live UK Train Timetables - South West Trains" (PDF). southwesttrains.co.uk. 
  5. ^ "Wessex Route Study Final 2015" (PDF). Network Rail (in English (British)). Network Rail. p. 30. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 

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