South Wimbledon tube station

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South Wimbledon London Underground
South Wimbledon tube station surface building.jpg
The station entrance
South Wimbledon is located in Greater London
South Wimbledon
South Wimbledon
Location of South Wimbledon in Greater London
LocationSouth Wimbledon
Local authorityLondon Borough of Merton
Managed byLondon Underground
OwnerTransport for London
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3 and 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase 4.57 million[1]
2016Increase 4.76 million[1]
2017Increase 4.87 million[1]
2018Decrease 4.69 million[2]
2019Decrease 4.65 million[3]
Railway companies
Original companyCity and South London Railway
Key dates
13 September 1926Opened
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1358037[4]
Added to list25 June 1987; 34 years ago (1987-06-25)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°24′55″N 0°11′31″W / 51.4154°N 0.1919°W / 51.4154; -0.1919Coordinates: 51°24′55″N 0°11′31″W / 51.4154°N 0.1919°W / 51.4154; -0.1919
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

South Wimbledon is a London Underground station in South Wimbledon, a suburb of Wimbledon in south-west London. The station is on the Northern line, situated between Colliers Wood and Morden stations. It is located on the corner of Merton High Street (A238) and Morden Road (A219). South Wimbledon is on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 3 and Zone 4.


The station was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway south from Clapham Common.[5] On the original plan it had the name "Merton Grove".[6] For geographical accuracy, the station was shown as "South Wimbledon (Merton)" on tube maps from 1928,[7] the name was also modified on platform signage, though not on the station building at street level. From the early-1950s, the "(Merton)" parenthetical fell out of use.[note 1]

Along with the other stations on the Morden extension, the building was designed by architect Charles Holden. They were Holden's first major project for the Underground.[8] He was selected by Frank Pick, general manager of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL), to design the stations after he was dissatisfied with designs produced by the UERL's own architect, Stanley Heaps.[9] Built with a shop to each side, the modernist design takes the form of a double-height box clad in white Portland stone with a three-part glazed screen on the front façade divided by columns of which the capitals are three-dimensional versions of the Underground roundel. The central panel of the screen contains a large version of the roundel. The station is a Grade II listed building.[4][note 2]

The station is the southernmost station on the London Underground network which has platforms in tunnels (Morden is in an open cut).


London Buses routes 57, 93, 131, 152, 219, 470 and night route N155 serve the station.

Morden Road tram stop on Tramlink is within walking distance of the station.[citation needed]


The new tram or BRT platforms would be located on Morden Road somewhere near the current station.

A planned new line to the Tramlink light rail or a separate bus rapid transit (BRT) system called the Sutton Link will create a new tram or BRT/tube interchange with new platforms built at South Wimbledon somewhere close to the current station as part of Option 1, offering services to Sutton via St Helier.[12][13]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ "(Merton)" appears on the 1949 tube map, but not on the 1951 map.
  2. ^ Holden's other stations on the Morden extension at Clapham South, Balham, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway and Colliers Wood are also listed Grade II.[10][11]


  1. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "London Regional Transport Station, Including Adjacent Shops to Left and Right (1358037)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  5. ^ Day, John R; Reed, John (2010) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground (11th ed.). Capital Transport. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-85414-341-9.
  6. ^ Cyril M. Harris (July 2001). What's in a Name (2008 ed.). Capital Books/London Transport Museum. p. 64. ISBN 1-85414-241-0.
  7. ^ Rose, Douglas (1999) [1980]. The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History (7th ed.). Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
  8. ^ Martin, Andrew (2013) [2012]. Underground Overground. Profile Books. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-84668-478-4.
  9. ^ Orsini, Fiona (2010). Underground Journeys: Charles Holden's designs for London Transport (PDF). V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Listed buildings and borough history". Wandsworth London Borough Council. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  11. ^ Listed Buildings: A Guide for Owners (PDF) (Report). Merton London Borough Council. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  12. ^ White, Anna (26 September 2017). "Exclusive: Tramlink extension set to bring 10,000 new homes to south-west London as TfL promises £70m to project". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  13. ^[bare URL]


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