Brixton tube stationBrixton Tube station
is a station in the London Underground
. Located at the southern end of the Victoria Line
, was opened on July 23
. It is located on Brixton High Street, and is about a three minute walk from Brixton Railway station (on the London Victoria to Orpington line, operated by Connex South Eastern). From the ticket hall, two escalators (soon to be three) take passengers to and from the platforms. The tracks stop just after the platform ends, so trains travel both Southbound into, and Northbound from, the platforms - ie trains can arrive and leave at either platform. There is a scissors crossing just north of the platforms, so trains can swap tracks if they are on the wrong track (ie "driving on the right").
There have been rumours of plans to extend the line past Brixton and put in a loop which trains would run around, speeding up the line by reducing train crossings at the scissors crossover.