The station entrance on 2 January 2007
Location of Loughborough Junction in Greater London
|Managed by||First Capital Connect|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|Oct 1864||Brixton spur platforms opened as "Loughborough Road".|
|1 Dec 1872||Mainline and Cambria spur platforms opened. Station renamed "Loughborough Junction"|
|14 March 1916||Brixton spur platforms closed|
|12 July 1925||Cambria spur platforms closed|
|Lists of stations|
Loughborough Junction railway station is in Loughborough Junction, near Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is between Elephant & Castle and Herne Hill stations and is served by First Capital Connect and at peak hours by Southeastern.
In October 1864 the LCDR opened Loughborough Road station on the north-to-west Brixton spur which connects the City Branch to the Inner South London Line near Brixton station. On 1 December 1872 platforms were opened on the City branch and on the north-to-east spur (called the Cambria Road platforms and spur after nearby Cambria Road). The enlarged station was renamed Loughborough Junction. The Loughborough Road platforms closed permanently on 14 March 1916 as a wartime economy measure, by 1916 all LCDR City branch stations south of the Thames had been closed except Loughborough Junction. Rationalisation of services in the Southern Railway's suburban electrification led to the closure of the Cambria platforms on 12 July 1925.
After nationalisation the station was part of the Southern Region of British Railways and, from 1986, Network SouthEast. Around 1990 the station became part of the Thameslink route. From 1997-2006, rail services were provided by the Thameslink train operating company. Although this company is now defunct, the Thameslink name continues to be used for the line.
Since 2006, the Thameslink line has been operated by First Capital Connect. Most passenger services from Loughborough Junction run between Bedford and Sutton, and additional SouthEastern services run from Loughborough Junction to Beckenham Junction.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Elephant & Castle||First Capital Connect
|Elephant & Castle||Southeastern
Bedford - Beckenham Junction
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
& Dover Railway
London bus routes 35, 45, 345 (24 hour), P4, P5 and night route N35.
Inner South London Line
The Inner South London Line passes across the south end of Loughborough Junction station via a bridge but has never had platforms there. As part of phase 2 of the East London line extension project, this line is now part of the London Overground network operated by Transport for London. Completed on 9 December 2012, this extension connected the Inner South London Line to the East and West London Lines, allowing rail services to run across South London from Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction. This creates an orbital network around Central London, fulfilling the Orbirail concept.
The new route passes over both Loughborough Junction and Brixton stations, and the proposals were criticised for not including new interchange stations at these locations. No London Overground platforms are planned at Loughborough Junction as the line is on high railway arches, making the cost of any station construction prohibitive.
- Loughborough Junction - the area around the station
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