Wandsworth Road railway station

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Template:Infobox London station Wandsworth Road railway station is on the London Overground line from Template:Stnlnk to Template:Stnlnk, with a limited service to Template:Stnlnk by London Overground and Template:Stnlnk by Southeastern.

History

The station opened on 1 March 1863, on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway original double-track low-level route from Victoria via Stewarts Lane, which was opened between Victoria and Herne Hill, on 25 August 1862. The same railway company constructed a triple-track high-level route between Battersea Pier Junction and Brixton, part of which opened between Factory Junction, (100 metres north of Wandsworth Road station) and Brixton on 1 May 1866 together with three additional platforms at Wandsworth Road. Therefore, from May 1866 until April 1916, this station had five platforms. On 1 May 1867, the London, Chatham and Dover Railway leased the original two tracks to the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR), for use by its new South London Line service (which run between Victoria and London Bridge via Denmark Hill). On 1 April 1916, the three 1866 platforms were closed, as the South Eastern & Chatham railway withdrew its service, leaving only the original two 1863 platforms, which were still served by the LBSCR. These platforms closed on 19 May 1926. The LBSCR platforms reopened on 20 September 1926. The former South Eastern & Chatham platforms which closed in 1916 were demolished in the late 1920s. Therefore, the current two platforms served by London Overground are the original platforms of 1863.

A footbridge was installed in November 1988 having previously been used at Mitcham.

Services

London Overground operate four services per hour in each direction between Template:Stnlnk and Template:Stnlnk, and one early morning service from and one late evening service to Template:Stnlnk. Southeastern operate one service per day to and from Template:Stnlnk.

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Former services

Until 8 December 2012 Wandsworth Road was served by a twice-hourly Southern service between Template:Stnlnk and Template:Stnlnk. This was replaced by London Overground's service between Clapham Junction and Highbury & Islington.

Following the withdrawal of CrossCountry's services from Template:Stnlnk to Template:Stnlnk via Template:Stnlnk in December 2008 the Department for Transport required a weekly parliamentary train to operate over lines no longer served by other services, hence Southern operated a morning weekday service from Kensington Olympia to Wandsworth Road with a corresponding service in the afternoon. This was withdrawn on 14 June 2013.

To provide a service between Kensington Olympia and Template:Stnlnk, a Tuesdays-only coach service was operated between the latter and Wandsworth Road, which last run on 11 June 2013. The Department for Transport finally conducted the necessary closure procedures, which were ratified.

Transport links

Bus routes 77, 87, 452 and night route N87.

References

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External links

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