Brixton is a
London Underground station on
Brixton Road in the Brixton
district of the
London Borough of Lambeth, south London. The station
is the southern terminus of the Victoria line. The station was
opened on 23 July 1971 by the
London Transport Executive. It has high
usage for an inner suburban station with 33.46 million entries and
exits during 2016 making it the 19th busiest station by this
1.1 Station improvements
3 Services and connections
6 External links
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From the ticket hall, three escalators take passengers to and from the
platforms. There are also passenger lifts between street level, the
ticket hall and the platforms to provide step free access.
The station is laid out as a two-track terminus with a scissors
crossover north of the station, and the line continues for a short
distance south of the station platforms to form a pair of sidings.
These are used for the overnight stabling of a pair of trains, which
then form the mornings' first two northbound services.
As part of a framework agreement with
London Underground, Chetwoods
were engaged to carry out an extensive refurbishment of the passenger
Brixton Underground Station. This included an overall
redesign of the station’s external façade and entrance lobby,
together with refurbishment of a number of smaller retail outlets and
the ticket office. The scheme developed the Practice’s expertise
in the particular technical and design requirements of underground
facilities, benefitting the design approach to projects for other
clients such as Network Rail. The refurbishment started in 2001,
and was completed in 2010. The station was briefly closed for asbestos
removal in 2006. The refurbishment works were a long
drawn out process. New panels and lighting have been installed in
the escalator shaft.
The station is in
Brixton Road and is about 100 m from Brixton
railway station (on the
London Victoria to Orpington line, operated
by South Eastern). Although the route of
London Overground also runs
Brixton tube station, there is no station in
Brixton on this
route because the South
London Line is on high railway arches, and
Overground trains pass overhead.
Map of rail & tube lines passing through Brixton, showing the
location of East Brixton
Services and connections
Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally every 3–5
minutes between 05:55 and 00:18.
London Bus routes 2, 3, 35, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 333, 355, 415,
432, 689 and 690 and P4 and night routes N2, N3, N35,
N109 and N133 serve the station.
Platform 1 looking south towards the reversing tracks as seen during
the 2008 refurbishment work
Platform 2 looking north as seen during the 2008 refurbishment work
Station platform roundel as seen in 2011 after the 2008 refurbishment
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Brixton Station – Bus Archived 17 March 2015 at the Wayback
Brixton Water Lane – Bus
Brixton tube station at urban75.org
towards Walthamstow Central
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King's Cross St. Pancras
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