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Brixton
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File:Brixton railway station 02.jpg
LocationBrixton
Local authorityLambeth
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeBRX
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
Template:AbbrBrixton LU [1]

National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–050.381 million[2]
2005–0611px 0.413 million[2]
2006–0711px 0.652 million[2]
2007–0811px 0.642 million[2]
2008–0911px 0.656 million[2]
2009–1011px 0.687 million[2]
2010–1111px 0.786 million[2]
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway
Lists of stations*DLR
External links*Departures
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    Template:Portal-inlineCoordinates: 51°27′46″N 0°06′48″W / 51.4629°N 0.1132°W / 51.4629; -0.1132

    Brixton Railway Station is a commuter railway station in South London, UK. It is on the Chatham Main Line from London Victoria to Orpington and beyond. Trains are operated by Southeastern. The typical service is one train every 15 minutes in both directions.

    It is about 100m north of Brixton tube station, high above ground level on a railway bridge that can be seen from the tube station. Access is from Atlantic Road via staircases.

    History[]

    File:Brixton Station (Main line) 1910233.jpg

    Brixton main line station in 1960

    Brixton was opened as Brixton and South Stockwell in 1862 by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LC&DR) to serve the affluent Victorian suburbs of South London.[3] Services ran from Moorgate to London Victoria via Holborn Viaduct railway station, Camberwell New Road and Brixton and South Stockwell to Grosvenor Road.[4]

    Services[]

    The typical off-peak train service per hour is:

    Preceding station National Rail logo.svg.png National Rail Following station
    London Victoria   Southeastern
    Victoria - Orpington
      Herne Hill

    London Overground extension[]

    File:Brixton Railway Bridge, Brixton Road SW9 - geograph.org.uk - 1244247.jpg

    One of the high rail bridges above Brixton

    The South London Line passes above the platforms, but with no platforms. Until 1976 trains stopped at nearby East Brixton railway station. As part of phase 2 of the East London line extension project, the South London Line will become part of the London Overground network. When completed in 2012, this extension will connect the South London Line to the East and West London Lines, from Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction.[5] This will create an orbital network around Central London, fulfilling the Orbirail concept.

    The line passes over both Loughborough Junction and Brixton stations,[5] and the proposals have been criticised for not including new interchange stations at these locations.[6][7] No London Overground stations were included in the plans at Brixton of Loughborough Junction as the line is on high railway arches, making the cost of any station construction prohibitive.[8]

    This extension was opened in December 2012 and involved the withdrawal of the former South London Line shuttle service between Victoria and London Bridge via Denmark Hill. A replacement London Victoria to Bellingham service was mooted by previous mayor Ken Livingstone, but funds for this were transferred by current mayor Boris Johnson and TfL to pay for the East London Line extension to Clapham Junction. There is a suggestion that this extension could be funded as preliminary works for the Thameslink Programme.[9]

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    Map of rail & tube lines passing through Brixton, showing the location of Brixton station and the London Overground through route

    Artworks[]

    A number of colourful murals have been painted on the outside of the station. Inside the station, three bronze sculptures stand on the platforms. This work, Platforms Piece by Kevin Atherton, was erected in 1986 and the statues are life casts of three people - two black, one white - who regularly travelled from Brixton.[10]

    Gallery[]

    Transport Links[]

    Bus routes 2, 3, 35, 37 (at Lambeth Town Hall), 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 333, 345 (at Brixton Police Station), 355, 415, 432, P4, P5 (at Electric Lane); school routes 689 and 690; and Night routes N2, N3, N35, N109 and N133

    References[]

    1. Template:Citation London station interchange May 2010
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Template:Citation ORR rail usage data
    3. Stockwell history. London Borough of Lambeth. Retrieved on 2009-08-04.
    4. Herbert, Henry (1877). Herbert's Metropolitan Hand-Book. Henry Herbert & Co., 73. ISBN 978-1-103-01106-3. 
    5. 5.0 5.1 Transport for London (2006). The Tube in 2010. Retrieved on 2007-11-03. (map illustrating future development phases as proposed by TfL in 2006, subject to change)
    6. Junction joy South. South London Press (archived) (24 April 2004). Archived from the original on 2004-05-09. Retrieved on 2009-11-03.
    7. Martin Linton MP (4 August 2006). Parliamentary Debate: London Orbital Rail Network. Hansard. Retrieved on 2007-11-03.
    8. East London Line Extensions - Loughborough Junction. AlwaysTouchOut (9 November 2006). Retrieved on 2007-11-03.
    9. Transport for London Board Meeting (6 December 2007). Retrieved on 2007-12-18.
    10. Miles, Malcolm (1997). Art, space and the city. Routledge, 47. ISBN 978-0-415-13943-4. 

    External links[]

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