Queenstown Road (Battersea) railway station

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Queenstown Road National Rail
Queenstown Road stn entrance.JPG
Queenstown Road is located in Greater London
Queenstown Road
Queenstown Road
Location of Queenstown Road in Greater London
LocationBattersea
Local authorityWandsworth
Managed bySouth West Trains
Station codeQRB
Number of platforms3 (2 in use)
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.191 million[1]
2005–06Increase 0.235 million[1]
2006–07Increase 0.852 million[1]
2007–08Increase 1.157 million[1]
2008–09Decrease 0.966 million[1]
2009–10Increase 1.055 million[1]
2010–11Increase 1.249 million[1]
2011–12Increase 1.359 million[1]
2012–13Increase 1.441 million[1]
Key dates
1 November 1877Opened as Queen's Road (Battersea)
12 May 1980Renamed Queenstown Road (Battersea)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°08′49″W / 51.4748°N 0.147°W / 51.4748; -0.147
 
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Queenstown Road National Rail
Queenstown Road stn entrance.JPG
Queenstown Road is located in Greater London
Queenstown Road
Queenstown Road
Location of Queenstown Road in Greater London
LocationBattersea
Local authorityWandsworth
Managed bySouth West Trains
Station codeQRB
Number of platforms3 (2 in use)
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.191 million[1]
2005–06Increase 0.235 million[1]
2006–07Increase 0.852 million[1]
2007–08Increase 1.157 million[1]
2008–09Decrease 0.966 million[1]
2009–10Increase 1.055 million[1]
2010–11Increase 1.249 million[1]
2011–12Increase 1.359 million[1]
2012–13Increase 1.441 million[1]
Key dates
1 November 1877Opened as Queen's Road (Battersea)
12 May 1980Renamed Queenstown Road (Battersea)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′29″N 0°08′49″W / 51.4748°N 0.147°W / 51.4748; -0.147
A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Queenstown Road railway station (shown here as Queen's Road Battersea)

Queenstown Road is a railway station in South London, between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. It is a short walk from Battersea Park station and Battersea Park. It has seven tracks through it but only three platforms, two of which are in use, serving trains on the Waterloo to Richmond line and the Hounslow Loop.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 November 1877, by the London and South Western Railway, as Queen's Road (Battersea).[2] The entrance still bears the name Queen's Road, not to be confused with Queens Road Peckham, Walthamstow Queen's Road or Queensway tube station, which was also originally called Queens Road.

The station was renamed Queenstown Road (Battersea) on 12 May 1980.[2] The station's modern entrance and platform signage lacks the "(Battersea)" suffix that appears in timetables and on some maps. The latest "Oyster Rail Services" map produced by Transport for London shows the station as plain "Queenstown Road".[3] On the map produced by the station managers, South West Trains, the station is called "Queenstown Road".[4]

Services[edit]

Queenstown Road is on the early stage of the South Western Main Line but with only 2 platforms in use. The off-peak frequency in trains per hour is:

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 137; 156; 425 and night route N137 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

Preceding stationNational Rail National RailFollowing station
Vauxhall South West Trains
Kingston/Hounslow loop lines
Waterloo to Weybridge
 Clapham Junction

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 193. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/9444.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/uploads/networkmapapril2009.pdf

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