Vauxhall Underground Station - South Lambeth Place, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.148 W 000° 07.402
30U E 699718 N 5707774
Quick Description: Vauxhall tube station serves London Underground's Victoria Line. The station is on the east side of South Lambeth Place and is situated below Vauxhall mainline station.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/18/2014 9:06:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMMP6K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article that covers both the tube and mainline station and tells us:

Vauxhall station is a National Rail, London Underground and London Buses interchange station in central London. 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 and, although a through station, it is a central London railway terminus for ticketing purposes.

The bus station, at ground level across the road from the rail station, has a photovoltaic roof supplying much of its electricity. It is the second busiest London bus station, after that at Victoria.

Opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) 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 with eight platforms.

The deep tube London Underground station is on the Victoria line, and opened on 23 July 1971.

Vauxhall was located next to a major creamery and milk bottling plant for United Dairies. The regular daily milk train was from Torrington, but milk trains from all over the West Country would stop at Clapham Junction in the evening, and reduce their length by half so that they did not block Vauxhall station while unloading. They would then proceed to Vauxhall, and pull into the "down" side platform, where a discharge pipe was provided to the creamery on the other side of the road. There was also pedestrian access from below the station, under the road to the depot, in the tunnel where the pipeline ran. Unloaded trains would then proceed to Waterloo, where they would reverse and return to Clapham Junction to pick up the other half of the train. The procedure was then repeated, so that the entire milk train was unloaded between the end of evening peak traffic and the start of the following morning.

There is a frequent service of trains to London Waterloo and to the suburbs of south-west London. Trains to the Richmond/Hounslow direction leave from platforms 3 & 4 and return on platform 2. Trains to the Wimbledon direction leave from platform 8 and return on platform 7. Few trains call at the inner platforms (5 & 6) whose tracks are used by long-distance and "fast" suburban trains. Platform 1 is not used in regular passenger service.

Vauxhall rail station is served by South West Trains to and from London Waterloo.

Vauxhall underground station is between Pimlico and Stockwell with a peak time service interval of about two minutes.

Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Below street level

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