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Berrylands railway station is a National Rail station in the borough of Kingston upon Thames, London. It is 10 miles 78 chains (17.7 km) south-west of London Waterloo and is situated between New Malden and Surbiton.

Berrylands National Rail
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Berrylands is located in Greater London
Berrylands
Berrylands
Location of Berrylands in Greater London
LocationBerrylands
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeBRS
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2 (facing 4 tracks)
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.389 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.406 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.374 million[1]
2016–17Increase 0.375 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.383 million[1]
Key dates
16 October 1933Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°23′56″N 0°16′49″W / 51.3988°N 0.2803°W / 51.3988; -0.2803Coordinates: 51°23′56″N 0°16′49″W / 51.3988°N 0.2803°W / 51.3988; -0.2803
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LocationEdit

Berrylands, operated by South Western Railway, is on the South Western Main Line. Normally only Hampton Court Branch trains serve it, but in service disruptions Guildford via Cobham trains make special stops at Berrylands and also New Malden. The station is in Travelcard Zone 5.

The station is on the elevated section of the main line, where it crosses both Norbiton Common and the Hogsmill River, a tributary of the River Thames.

ConstructionEdit

 
Berrylands Station in 1961

It was opened on 16 October 1933 to serve large housing developments, which gave the station its name. 90% of the cost of the station was financed by the local developers to enhance the attractiveness of the new estate to commuters.

A modern ground level station (1969) is connected by stairs to the platforms, which are on the outer tracks of the four-track main line. Berrylands is one of the few stations around the London area still constructed with wooden platforms.[2]

ServiceEdit

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
New Malden   South Western Railway
Hampton Court Branch
  Surbiton
  Future Development  
Preceding station       Crossrail   Following station
towards Hampton Court
Crossrail
Line 2

HistoryEdit

From the start of services at the station until June 1967, there was one fast rush hour service to Waterloo at 8:07 a.m. This train was the 7:30 a.m from Guildford via Cobham. It called at Surbiton at 8:04 then New Malden at 8:10. At Raynes Park it switched to the fast line and called at Wimbledon at 8:14, then nonstop to Waterloo arriving at 8:25 at platform 13. The headcode was 42 and it was composed of 4SUB or EPB stock.

Typically, it crawled through Raynes Park waiting for a signal to clear following an overtaking steam train on the fast line. Very occasionally it was forced to stop at Raynes Park, which with the slam door train stock required it to stop there formally and take on passengers who were only too happy to take advantage of a rare fast service destined for the main line.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses route K2 and school route 665 serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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