Sutton Common railway station
Sutton Common railway station is in the London Borough of Sutton in South London. The station is served by First Capital Connect and Southern Rail trains, and is on the Thameslink loop. It is in Travelcard Zone 4.
Parliamentary approval for a line from Wimbledon to Sutton had been obtained by the Wimbledon and Sutton Railway (W&SR) in 1910 but work had been delayed by World War I.<ref name="RailwayMag">Template:Cite journal</ref> From the W&SR's inception, the MDR was a shareholder of the company and had rights to run trains over the line when built. In the 1920s, the London Electric Railway (LER, precursor of London Underground) planned, through its ownership of the MDR, to use part of the route for an extension of the City and South London Railway (C&SLR, now the Northern line) to Sutton.<ref name="RailwayMag"/> The SR objected and an agreement was reached that enabled the C&SLR to extend as far as Morden in exchange for the LER giving up its rights over the W&SR route. The SR subsequently built the line, one of the last to be built in the London area. The station opened on 5 January 1930 when full services on the line were extended from South Merton.<ref name="RailwayMag"/>
In recent years, rebuilding has seen the small shed-like station building completely demolished. The platforms are directly accessed from the street via the stairs, with a ticket machine at street level.
The typical off-peak service from the station is 2 trains per hour to Wimbledon (clockwise around the loop) and 2 trains per hour to Sutton (anticlockwise).
London bus routes 470 and S3.
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Platforms looking north, towards Wimbledon
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Platforms looking south, towards Sutton
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Signage on platforms
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Looking north from street level over the stairs leading to the platforms