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Streatham Hill railway station

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Streatham Hill railway station is one of three station serving the suburb of Streatham, in the London Borough of Lambeth. The wooden station building is on the busy Streatham High Road (A23) at the junction with Leigham Court Road. Services are operated by Southern.

Historical details

Streatham Hill Station was opened by the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway on 1 December 1856, originally simply being named Streatham. Trains were operated from the outset by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

There is a depot for maintenance of the passenger carriages at the London end of the station. Some of the lighting gantries above sidings are remains of the pioneering "overhead electric" power supply which the LB&SCR introduced on this line on 12 May 1911. This was abandoned in June 1928 when the Southern Railway replaced it with third rail electrification.

Train services

In October 2003, the general pattern of train services is:

London Bridge via the "outer" South London Line.

The other stations in Streatham are at Streatham and Streatham Common.

External links

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  • South Central Trains (http://www.southcentraltrains.co.uk)
  • Early photographs (http://www.ideal-homes.org.uk/lambeth/streatham/streatham-hill-station-01.htm) of Streatham Hill station, from the Ideal Homes: Suburbia in Focus website


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