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Vauxhall
Vauxhall mainline stn north building.JPG
Entrance adjacent to bus station
Location Vauxhall
Local authority Lambeth
Managed by South West Trains
Station code VXH
Platforms in use 10
Fare zone 1 and 2

London Underground annual entry and exit
2005 16.74 million[1]
2007 18.822 million[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004/5 7.952 million[2]
2005/6 7.687 million[2]
2006/7 10.469 million[2]
2007/8 15.015 million[2]

11 July 1848 Opened

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Vauxhall railway station platforms from the western end.
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Vauxhall station

Vauxhall station is a National Rail, London Underground and London Buses interchange station. It is at the Vauxhall Cross road junction opposite the southern approach to Vauxhall Bridge over the River Thames in the London district of Vauxhall. The station is on the boundary of zones 1 and 2 of the London Travelcard area.

The National Rail station was opened by the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) as "Vauxhall Bridge Station" on 11 July 1848 when the main line was extended from Nine Elms to Waterloo, then "Waterloo Bridge Station". It is on a viaduct and now has eight platforms. Few trains use the inner platforms as their tracks are used by suburban and longer distance trains which pass through without stopping. There is a frequent service of trains to London Waterloo and to the suburbs of south-west London. Although a through station, for ticketing purposes, it is considered a central London railway terminus.[3]

The bus station is above ground across the road from the rail station with a photovoltaic roof supplying its electricity requirement. It is the second busiest London bus station after that at London Victoria. The deep tube London Underground station opened on 23 July 1971.

Contents

Services

Vauxhall underground is served by the Victoria Line and is between Pimlico and Stockwell.

Vauxhall rail station is served by South West Trains services to and from London Waterloo. The typical off-peak service is:

  • 29tph to London Waterloo
  • 4tph to Chessington
  • 4tph to Dorking
  • 1every two hours to Guildford via Cobham
  • 8tph to Guildford via Epsom
  • 2tph to Hampton Court
  • 2tph round the Hounslow loop via Hounslow and Richmond, returning to Waterloo
  • 2tph round the Hounslow loop via Richmond and Hounslow, returning to Waterloo
  • 2tph round the Kingston loop via Kingston and Richmond, returning to Waterloo
  • 2tph round the Kingston loop via Richmond and Kingston, returning to Waterloo
  • 2tph to Shepperton
  • 2tph to Windsor & Eton Riverside
  • 2tph to Woking
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Brixton
Victoria line
National Rail National Rail
London Waterloo   South West Trains
South Western Main Line
  Clapham Junction or
Queenstown Road
(Battersea)

London Buses routes 2, 36 (24 hour service), 77, 87, 88 (24 hour service), 156, 185, 196, 344 (24 hour service), 360, 436 and Night Bus routes N2, N87, N136 serve the station.

Trivia

Vauxhall is the only London tube station which does not contain any letters of the word "omnipresent".

Vauxhall is a "London Terminal" station for ticketing purposes, in spite of having no terminating services, having inherited the status when it replaced Nine Elms.

Layout

London Underground

Victoria line

Victoria towards Walthamstow Central
Island Platform
Victoria towards Brixton

References

  1. ^ a b Transport for London - London Underground performance update
  2. ^ a b c d Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Vauxhall station from Office of Rail Regulation statistics
  3. ^ "Section A". National Fares Manual 98. Association of Train Operating Companies. http://www.atoc.org/retail/_downloads/NFM98/NFM98_Common_A.pdf. Retrieved 2 January 2010.  

External links

Coordinates: 51°29′07″N 0°07′22″W / 51.485404°N 0.122903°W / 51.485404; -0.122903








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