Streatham Hill National Rail
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
2018–19Increase 2.177 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 2.090 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.510 million[1]
2021–22Increase 0.960 million[1]
2022–23Increase 1.183 million[1]
Key dates
1 December 1856Opened
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°26′17″N 0°07′38″W / 51.438°N 0.1271°W / 51.438; -0.1271
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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.

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.

History

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.

Services

All services at Streatham Hill are operated by Southern using Class 377 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[5]

During the evening, the services between London Victoria and West Croydon do not run.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southern

Connections

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 also

The other stations in Streatham are:

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. ^ 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. ^ Table 171 National Rail timetable, May 2022