Earlsfield railway station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Earlsfield railway station (Earlsfield) is in the London Borough of Wandsworth in south London. The station, which is in Travelcard Zone 3, is operated by South West Trains, as are all the trains serving it. The name 'Earlsfield' originates from the name of the large Victorian residence formerly on the present site of the station. When the site was sold by the Davis family to the railway company one of the conditions of sale was that the station would be called 'Earlsfield'Template:Citation needed.

History

Opened by the London and South Western Railway it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Railways.

Services

Template:Clear left The typical off-peak service from the station is:

  • 16 tph (trains per hour) to London Waterloo via Clapham Junction
  • 4 tph to Guildford, 2 via Surbiton and Cobham and 2 via Epsom and Leatherhead
  • 2 tph to Chessington South
  • 2 tph to Template:Stnlnk via Epsom
  • 2 tph to Hampton Court
  • 2 tph to Shepperton
  • 2 tph to Template:Stnlnk
  • 2 tph to Waterloo via Kingston and Richmond

Trains to Clapham Junction/Waterloo depart from platform 2; trains going away from London depart from platform 3. Platform 1 is adjacent to the fast, generally non-stopping, down line out of London, so is only used occasionally when the line served by platform 3 is unavailable. Template:Rail start Template:Rail line Template:S-end

Transport Links

The following London Buses serve the station

  • 44
  • 77
  • 270

Night buses.

  • N44

Reconfiguration and reconstruction

On Monday 21 June 2010, Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, welcomed plans for a major refurbishment for the station. Network Rail released more details on Monday 20 June 2011.

The main entrance was reconstructed, adding lifts for each platform. The station underwent major refurbishment largely complete by the end of 2012.

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