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Mitcham Junction station

Mitcham Junction
Mitcham Junction is located in Greater London
Mitcham Junction
Location of Mitcham Junction in Greater London
Location Mitcham
Local authority London Borough of Merton
Managed by Southern
Station code MIJ
DfT category E
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 4
Tramlink annual boardings and alightings
2009–10 0.524 million[2]
2010–11 0.555 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.174 million[4]
2005–06 0.175 million[4]
2006–07 0.278 million[4]
2007–08 0.324 million[4]
2008–09 0.316 million[4]
2009–10 0.298 million[4]
2010–11 0.331 million[4]
2011–12 0.387 million[4]
2012–13 0.400 million[4]
2013–14 0.459 million[4]
Key dates
1 October 1868 Opened
31 May 1997 West Croydon to Wimbledon Line Closed
2000 Tramlink opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • Departures
  • Layout
  • Facilities
  • Buses
London Transport portal
UK Railways portal

Mitcham Junction is a National Rail station served by Southern and Thameslink trains, and a Tramlink stop. It is in the London Borough of Merton and is in Travelcard Zone 4.

The station opened on 1 October 1868.[5] Despite its name, Mitcham Junction no longer has a junction: one of the two lines that crossed here (the West Croydon to Wimbledon Line) has become a grade-separated Tramlink route. The other line is used by services between Sutton and London Victoria, or London Blackfriars and beyond. This line still has sharp curves at either end of the station where the junctions were located and speed is limited to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h). or 20 miles per hour (32 km/h).

Mitcham Junction is not in the centre of Mitcham but is near the historic Cricket Green Conservation Area, across Mitcham Common. The nearest main line railway station to the commercial centre of Mitcham is Mitcham Eastfields located between Mitcham Junction and Streatham which opened on 2 June 2008.

As part of a programme of improvements being run by Southern, the office and yard which were once adjacent to the northern platform were levelled in early 2010. In addition, the station is now open for about 19 hours per day. Work continues on the improvement of the station buildings.

Contents

  • Services 1
  • Connections 2
  • Layout 3
  • References 4
  • Gallery 5

Services

The typical off-peak train service per hour is:

The typical off-peak tram service per hour is:

Connections

London Buses routes 127 and S1 serve the station and tram stop.

Layout

Tram stop
Side Platform
Eastbound Route 3 towards New Addington
Westbound Route 3 towards Wimbledon
Side Platform

References

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries.  
  2. ^ "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010.  
  3. ^ "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011.  
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics.   Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 161.  

Gallery

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mitcham Eastfields   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
  Hackbridge
  Thameslink
Wimbledon Loop
 
Preceding tram stop   Tramlink   Following tram stop
towards Wimbledon
Route 3
towards New Addington
Disused railways
Mitcham   Network SouthEast
West Croydon to Wimbledon Line
  Beddington Lane
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