Mitcham Junction station
Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Mitcham Junction is a National Rail station served by First Capital Connect and Southern 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. Despite its name, Mitcham Junction no longer has a junction: one of the two lines that crossed here (the West Croydon to Wimbledon Line) has become a grade-separated Tramlink route. The other line is used by services between Sutton and London Victoria, or London Blackfriars and beyond. This line still has sharp curves at either end of the station where the junctions were located and speed is limited to Template:Convert.
Mitcham Junction is not in the centre of Mitcham but is near the historic Cricket Green Conservation Area, across Mitcham Common. The nearest mainline railway station to the commercial centre of Mitcham is Mitcham Eastfields located between Mitcham Junction and Streatham which opened on 2 June 2008.
As part of a programme of improvements being run by Southern, the office and yard which were once adjacent to the northern platform were levelled in early 2010. In addition, the station is now open for about 19 hours per day. Work continues on the improvement of the station buildings.
The typical off-peak train service per hour is:
- 2tph (trains per hour) to St Albans via Herne Hill and London Blackfriars (On Sundays, this service terminates at London Blackfriars)
- 2tph to London Victoria via Clapham Junction
- 2tph to Wimbledon via Sutton
- 2tph to Epsom via Hackbridge and Sutton
The typical off-peak tram service per hour is:
- 8tph to Wimbledon
- 8tph to New Addington
London bus routes 127, S1 pass the station and route 264 9mins walk to the station.
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Main line station looking west (actually northbound here)
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Tram stop looking east
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Main line station platform signage
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Tram stop signage