Mitcham Junction Tramlink National Rail
Mitcham Junction is located in Greater London
Mitcham Junction
Mitcham Junction
Location of Mitcham Junction in Greater London
LocationMitcham
Local authorityLondon Borough of Merton
Managed bySouthern
Station codeMIJ
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms4
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone4
Tramlink annual boardings and alightings
2009–100.524 million[2]
2010–110.555 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 0.481 million[4]
2019–20Decrease 0.473 million[4]
2020–21Decrease 0.168 million[4]
2021–22Increase 0.324 million[4]
2022–23Increase 0.350 million[4]
Key dates
1 October 1868Opened
3 March 1929Electrified to Epsom
31 May 1997West Croydon to Wimbledon Line Closed
30 May 2000Tramlink opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°23′35″N 0°09′27″W / 51.393°N 0.1576°W / 51.393; -0.1576
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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] specifically to provide an interchange between the new "South London & Sutton Junction Railway", later re-branded as part of the Portsmouth Line, and the existing "Wimbledon & Croydon Railway".

Despite its name, Mitcham Junction is no longer a railway junction; one of the lines that crossed here (the W&CR) has become a grade-separated tramline, the Croydon Tramlink. Only the Portsmouth Line remains, used by services from Sutton and beyond to London Victoria, and from Sutton to London Blackfriars and beyond. The 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).[6]

The platforms can accommodate 7 coaches. For longer trains selective door opening is used.

Location

Mitcham Junction is not near the centre of Mitcham but on Mitcham Common next to Mitcham Golf Club, and not far from the historic Cricket Green Conservation Area. The nearest railway station to the commercial centre of Mitcham is Mitcham Eastfields, between Mitcham Junction and Streatham, which opened in June 2008.

Services

National Rail

National Rail services at Mitcham Junction are operated by Southern and Thameslink using Class 377 and 700 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[7]

During the peak hours, additional services between London Victoria and Epsom also call at the station.

On Saturday evenings (after approximately 18:45) and on Sundays, there is no service south of Dorking to Horsham.

London Trams

London Trams operate services at Mitcham Junction using Bombardier CR4000 and Stadler Variobahn Trams.

The typical off-peak service in trams per hour is:[8]

The stop is also served by a number of early morning and late evening services to and from New Addington.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southern
Thameslink
Preceding station Tramlink Following station
Mitcham
towards Wimbledon
Tramlink
Wimbledon to Beckenham Junction
Beddington Lane
Tramlink
Wimbledon to Elmers End
Beddington Lane
towards Elmers End
Disused railways
Mitcham   Connex South Central
  Beddington Lane

Connections

London Buses routes 127 and S1 serve the station and tram stop.[9]

References

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^ Butt, RVJ (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens. p. 161. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  6. ^ Network Rail. "Sectional Appendix". Network Rail. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  7. ^ Table 173, 179, 180 National Rail timetable, May 2022
  8. ^ "Tram Timetables". Transport for London. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Mitcham Junction Station". TfL. Retrieved 24 June 2022.