Location – Streatham
AdGates – 5
VPN – 82,207 (Verified passenger number) per 2 weeks
Local Authority – London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by – Southern
Platforms in use – 2
Fare zone – 3
Streatham Hill railway station is one of three stations serving the suburb of Streatham, in the London Borough of Lambeth. The wooden station building at street level faces the busy Streatham High Road.
Streatham means “the hamlet on the street”. The street in question, the London to Brighton Way, was the Roman Road from the capital Londinium to the coast near Portslade Streatham Hill railway 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. At some stage it was renamed Streatham and Brixton Hill before finally settling with its present name in 1869.