Tulse Hill railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Lambeth|
|Number of platforms||4|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||0.408 million|
|– interchange||0.557 million|
|– interchange||0.589 million|
|1871||Additional LBSCR line|
|London transport portal|
Tulse Hill railway station is in the West Norwood area of the London Borough of Lambeth in south London, between railway bridges over the A205, South Circular Road and the A215, Norwood Road. It is 5 miles 2 chains (8.1 km) measured from London Victoria.
Tulse Hill station was opened in 1868 by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway on their line from London Bridge. In 1869, this was joined by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway's "Metropolitan Extension" line to Holborn Viaduct. The LB&SCR's through line to Streatham and Wimbledon opened in 1871.
The station originally had a bowstring-arched iron and glass roof covering all four platforms. and the brick retaining walls of this structure survive. However, it appears that the roof was demolished as a precautionary measure following the collapse of a similar one at Charing Cross in 1905, and individual platform canopies were then introduced. These had no proper foundations, and gradually subsided until the last of the Edwardian canopies were replaced in the 1990s by British Rail. Some modernisation of the station, including a new covered entrance on the east side, took place under the operator Southern, and ticket gates (funded by the Transport Department) were installed in 2009.
The station can accommodate eight-car trains; the complex sections of track at each end of the station and a large bridge which cannot be moved mean it cannot be extended to accommodate longer ones.
The typical off-peak service frequency is:
- 4 trains per hour to London Bridge via Peckham Rye (Southern)
- 2 trains per hour to West Croydon via Norbury (Southern)
- 2 trains per hour to Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace (Southern)
- 4 trains per hour to St Albans City via London Blackfriars (On Sundays, some services are extended to Luton) (Thameslink)
- 2 trains per hour to Sutton via Mitcham Junction (and then clockwise around the Sutton loop) (Thameslink)
- 2 trains per hour to Sutton via Wimbledon (and then anticlockwise around the Sutton loop) (Thameslink)
There are also some peak hour Southern services from London Bridge to Sutton via the Wimbledon loop.
Late evening northbound Thameslink services are mostly extended to Bedford.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Sutton and Mole Valley Lines
Inner South London Line
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