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Earlsfield railway station

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Location  Earlsfield
Station code  EAD
Accessible  Yes
Address  London, United Kingdom
Managed by  South West Trains
DfT category  D
Fare zone  3
Number of platforms  3
Earlsfield railway station
Local authority  London Borough of Wandsworth
Similar  Raynes Park railway st, Vauxhall station, Motspur Park railway st, Surbiton railway station, Effingham Junction railway st

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'.

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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 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

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 Dorking via Epsom
  • 2 tph to Hampton Court
  • 2 tph to Shepperton
  • 2 tph to Woking
  • 2 tph to London Waterloo via Kingston and Richmond
  • Trains to Clapham Junction/London Waterloo railway station|Waterloo]] depart from platform 2; trains going away from London depart from platform 3. Platform 1 is adjacent to the fast down line out of London, but none of the fast services operated by South West Trains call at Earlsfield, so this platform is only used occasionally when the line served by platform 3 is unavailable. As a result, access to this platform is through sliding gates through safety fencing installed in 2014.

    Connections

    London Buses Routes 44, 77, 270 and Night Route N44 serve the station

    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.

    References

    Earlsfield railway station Wikipedia


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