St Helier railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

St Helier National Rail
St Helier stn entrance.JPG
St Helier is located in Greater London
St Helier
St Helier
Location of St Helier in Greater London
LocationSt Helier
Local authorityLondon Borough of Merton
Managed byThameslink
Station codeSIH
DfT categoryF1
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.225 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.234 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.227 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.183 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.185 million[1]
Key dates
1930Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°23′24″N 0°11′55″W / 51.3901°N 0.1985°W / 51.3901; -0.1985Coordinates: 51°23′24″N 0°11′55″W / 51.3901°N 0.1985°W / 51.3901; -0.1985
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

St Helier railway station is in the London Borough of Merton in South London. The station is served by Thameslink, and is on the Sutton Loop Line. It is in Travelcard Zone 4.

History[edit]

Parliamentary approval for a line from Wimbledon to Sutton had been obtained by the Wimbledon and Sutton Railway (W&SR) in 1910 but work was delayed by World War I.[2] From the W&SR's inception, the District Railway (DR) was a shareholder of the company and had rights to run trains over the line when built. In the 1920s, the London Electric Railway (LER, precursor of London Underground) planned, through its ownership of the DR, to use part of the route for an extension of the City and South London Railway (C&SLR, now the Northern line) to Sutton.[2] The Southern Railway (SR) objected and an agreement was reached that enabled the C&SLR to extend as far as Morden in exchange for the LER giving up its rights over the W&SR route. The SR subsequently built the line, one of the last to be built in the London area. The station opened on 5 January 1930 when full services on the line were extended from South Merton.[2]

The original concrete station building has been demolished.

Services[edit]

Throughout the day Thameslink operates 2 trains per hour to St Albans via Wimbledon and London Blackfriars (clockwise around the loop), and 2 trains per hour to Sutton (anticlockwise). Services to Sutton then continue back to St Albans via Mitcham Junction.

Additionally, on weekdays Southern operates a limited service anticlockwise around the loop to London Bridge via Sutton and Mitcham Junction (morning peak only) and clockwise to London Bridge via Wimbledon (evening peak only).

St Helier station is unmanned. It has electronic display boards.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 154 and S4 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. ^ a b c Jackson, Alan A. (December 1966). "The Wimbledon & Sutton Railway – A late arrival on the South London suburban scene" (PDF). The Railway Magazine: 675–680. Retrieved 7 May 2009.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sutton Common   Thameslink
Thameslink
  Morden South
  Southern
Sutton Loop Line
Limited Services