Streatham Hill railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Lambeth|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 December 1856||Opened|
|London transport portal|
Streatham Hill railway station is one of three stations serving the district of Streatham, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is 5 miles 57 chains (9.2 km) measured from London Victoria. The wooden station building at street level faces the busy Streatham High Road (A23) at the junction with Leigham Court Road. Services are operated by Southern.
Access to the platforms – which are in a cutting below street level and which continue under a bridge beneath the road – is possible via a pair of staircases or lifts. A project to replace the staircases and introduce lift access was completed in 2009. The station is served by Class 377s and Class 455s.
The railway station was opened by the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway on 1 December 1856, originally being named 'Streatham'. Trains were operated from the outset by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. It was renamed Streatham & Brixton Hill on 1 September 1868 before receiving its present name on 1 January 1869.
There is a depot for maintenance of the passenger carriages at the London end of the station. Some of the lighting gantries above the sidings are remains of the pioneering "overhead electric" power supply that the LB&SCR introduced on this line on 12 May 1911. This was abandoned in June 1928 when the Southern Railway replaced it with third rail electrification.
Typical off peak train service is:
- Platform 1: four trains per hour to Victoria Station via Balham, Wandsworth Common, Clapham Junction and Battersea Park.
- Platform 2: trains call at West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, and Crystal Palace. Two trains each hour continue to Sutton calling at Norwood Junction, West Croydon and stations to Sutton; the other two continue to London Bridge via the Crystal Palace line and Brighton main line (see New Cross Gate railway station). Some evening trains to Sutton are extended to Epsom and Epsom Downs.
- One service a day, the 1617 SSuX to London Bridge, is recorded as a Parliamentary train, being the one passenger train a day to traverse the line between Streatham Hill and Tulse Hill directly.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London Victoria to London Bridge
(via Crystal Palace)
London Victoria to Sutton
(via Crystal Palace)
The other stations in Streatham are:
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
- Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.L.Halford
- "Streatham Hill: Another Depot in Trouble with the Neighbours"London Reconnections 10 May 2010; Retrieved 24 May 2016
- "PSUL 2020". www.psul4all.free-online.co.uk. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
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