North Sheen National Rail
North Sheen is located in Greater London
North Sheen
North Sheen
Location of North Sheen in Greater London
Local authorityRichmond upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeNSH
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 0.479 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 0.461 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.116 million[1]
2021–22Increase 0.235 million[1]
2022–23Increase 0.270 million[1]
Key dates
Other information
External links
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North Sheen railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in southwest London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station, on the eastern edge of Richmond, is named after the North Sheen area which, in 1965, was absorbed by Kew.[2] It is 9 miles 3 chains (14.5 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

It was opened by the Southern Railway on 6 July 1930.[3] The station and all trains serving it are now operated by South Western Railway.

North Sheen station serves the area between Mortlake and Richmond stations on the South Western Railway main line rail service.


North Sheen station is just off Manor Road, where there is a level crossing. Originally, the railway was planned to run through a narrow cutting, allowing Green Lane (as Manor Road was then called) to be carried over the railway by a road bridge.[4]

The station had a footbridge allowing access to the island platforms from both sides of the level crossing, but now only the northern half of that bridge remains. A new bridge, on the opposite side of the level crossing to the station, was opened in October 2013 after members of the public had been invited to submit designs.[5] When the level crossing is closed, passengers wishing to gain access to the platforms from the south side of Manor Road have to use both bridges.


The station is not wheelchair-accessible, nor is the footbridge.


The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mortlake   South Western Railway
Waterloo to Reading line

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Blomfield, David (1994). Kew Past. Chichester: Phillimore & Co Ltd. p. 131. ISBN 0-85033-923-5.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1988). Waterloo to Windsor. Midhurst, West Sussex: Middleton Press. p. 55. ISBN 0-906520-54-1.
  4. ^ Freeman, Leslie (June 1996). "The Coming of the Railway" (PDF). Barnes and Mortlake History Society. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  5. ^ Fleming, Christine (2 March 2011). "North Sheen railway bridge design competition launched". Richmond Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  6. ^ Journey data May 2023
  7. ^ Journey data