The station opened on 1 October 1868. Despite its name, Mitcham Junction no longer has a junction: one of the two lines that crossed here (the West Croydon to Wimbledon Line) has become a grade-separated Tramlink route. The other line is used by services between Sutton and London Victoria, or London Blackfriars and beyond. This line still has sharp curves at either end of the station where the junctions were located and speed is limited to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).
Mitcham Junction is not in the centre of Mitcham but is near the historic Cricket Green Conservation Area, across Mitcham Common. The nearest main line railway station to the commercial centre of Mitcham is Mitcham Eastfields located between Mitcham Junction and Streatham which opened on 2 June 2008.
As part of a programme of improvements being run by Southern, the office and yard which were once adjacent to the northern platform were levelled in early 2010.
The typical off-peak train service per hour is:
The typical off-peak tram service per hour is:
|Eastbound||Route 3 towards New Addington||Route 4 towards Elmers End|
|Westbound||Route 3 towards Wimbledon||Route 4 towards Wimbledon|
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Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
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towards New Addington
towards Elmers End
West Croydon to Wimbledon Line
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