Tooting railway station
Tooting is a railway station serving Tooting in South London; it is within Travelcard Zone 3. Although Tooting is in the London Borough of Wandsworth, the station is located just across the borough boundary in the neighbouring London Borough of Merton. The station is on the Sutton Loop Line and is served by Thameslink trains and by a limited number of Southern services during the morning and evening peak.
|Local authority||London Borough of Merton|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|12 August 1894||Opened as resited Tooting Junction|
|1 January 1917||Temporarily closed|
|27 August 1923||Reopened|
|1 March 1938||Renamed Tooting|
|London transport portal|
The station opened in 1894 as Tooting Junction, replacing an earlier station of the same name which was located a few hundred yards west which had opened in 1868. It was renamed Tooting in 1938, following the closure of the branch line from Tooting to Merton Park to passenger traffic in 1929.
The typical service pattern operated by Thameslink is 2 trains per hour to St Albans City via Herne Hill and London Blackfriars (clockwise around the loop) and 2 trains per hour to Sutton via Wimbledon (anticlockwise). Some late evening services to St Albans City are extended to Bedford. On Sundays, daytime services are extended to Luton.
On weekdays there are also peak time services operated by Southern. In the morning peak Southern services operate anticlockwise around the loop to Sutton via Wimbledon; and in the evening peak services run clockwise to London Bridge via Tulse Hill.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Sutton and Mole Valley Lines
Peak hours only