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Belmont railway station serves the village of Belmont in the London Borough of Sutton in south London. The station is located on the Epsom Downs line, part of the Sutton & Mole Valley Line services of the Southern, and is in Travelcard Zone 5. It is 16 miles 1 chain (25.77 km) down the line from London Bridge measured via West Croydon.[3]

Belmont National Rail
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Belmont is located in Greater London
Belmont
Belmont
Location of Belmont in Greater London
LocationBelmont
Local authorityLondon Borough of Sutton
Managed bySouthern
Station codeBLM
DfT categoryF1
Number of platforms1
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Decrease 0.149 million[2]
2014–15Increase 0.152 million[2]
2015–16Increase 0.159 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 0.137 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 0.128 million[2]
Key dates
22 May 1865Opened as California
1 October 1875Renamed Belmont
Other information
External links
WGS8451°20′38″N 0°11′55″W / 51.344°N 0.1986°W / 51.344; -0.1986Coordinates: 51°20′38″N 0°11′55″W / 51.344°N 0.1986°W / 51.344; -0.1986
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The station in 1961

HistoryEdit

The station was opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway on 22 May 1865,[4] as part of the Epsom Downs branch line. The branch was originally laid as double track because of the race traffic, and was electrified on 17 June 1928. A modern CLASP (pre-fabricated concrete) building was erected in the 1970s (this has since been demolished and cleared away). The branch was singled in 1982 and all trains use the former down platform. The Up platform still exists however.[citation needed] The station itself has a ticket machine, cycle storage huts and a shelter for passengers to wait in during rain.

The station was originally named 'California', and was changed to 'Belmont' on 1 October 1875.[4]

 
The remains of the former Up platform, on the far side of the single track

ServicesEdit

As of 2016, the station ranks as the tenth least busy within Greater London, with approximately 152,000 passenger journeys annually. The typical off-peak service (Monday to Saturday) from the station is:[5]

Sunday Service:

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes S1, S3, S4 and 280 serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Network Map". Southern. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 22. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  4. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 51, 32. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  5. ^ https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/timetabling/electronic-national-rail-timetable/ (Timetable No. 172, May 2018)

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Sutton   Southern
Epsom Downs Branch
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