Streatham Hill railway station

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.

Streatham Hill National Rail
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Streatham Hill is located in Greater London
Streatham Hill
Streatham Hill
Location of Streatham Hill in Greater London
LocationStreatham
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lambeth
Managed bySouthern
Station codeSRH
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 2.813 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 2.634 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 2.224 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 2.153 million[1]
2018–19Increase 2.177 million[1]
Key dates
1 December 1856Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°26′17″N 0°07′38″W / 51.438°N 0.1271°W / 51.438; -0.1271Coordinates: 51°26′17″N 0°07′38″W / 51.438°N 0.1271°W / 51.438; -0.1271
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

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.

HistoryEdit

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.[2][3]

There is a depot for maintenance of the passenger carriages at the London end of the station.[4] 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.

ServicesEdit

Typical off peak train service is:

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Balham   Southern
London Victoria to London Bridge
(via Crystal Palace)
London Victoria to Sutton
(via Crystal Palace)
  West Norwood
  Southern
Limited Service
  Tulse Hill

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 50, 57, 109, 118, 133, 159, 201, 250, 255, 319, 333, 417 and P13 and night routes N109, N133 and N137 serve the station.

See alsoEdit

The other stations in Streatham are:

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. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  3. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.L.Halford
  4. ^ "Streatham Hill: Another Depot in Trouble with the Neighbours"London Reconnections 10 May 2010; Retrieved 24 May 2016
  5. ^ "PSUL 2020". www.psul4all.free-online.co.uk. Retrieved 26 December 2019.

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