Norbury railway station

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Norbury National Rail
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Norbury is located in Greater London
Norbury
Norbury
Location of Norbury in Greater London
Location Norbury
Local authority London Borough of Croydon
Managed by Southern
Station code NRB
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4 (2 of which are rarely used)
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 1.465 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 1.591 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 2.472 million[2]
2008–09 Increase 2.551 million[2]
2009–10 Increase 2.572 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 2.909 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 3.103 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 3.204 million[2]
Key dates
1878 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°24′41″N 0°07′17″W / 51.4114°N 0.1214°W / 51.4114; -0.1214

Norbury railway station is in the London Borough of Croydon in south London 7.5 miles (12 km) miles from Victoria.[3] The station is operated by Southern, who also provide the majority of services (the only exceptions being two early morning departures operated by Thameslink[4]) and is in Travelcard Zone 3.

Ticket barriers are in operation at this station.

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak train service per hour is:

[5]

History[edit]

The Balham Hill and East Croydon line was constructed by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) as a short-cut on the Brighton Main Line to London Victoria, avoiding Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction. It was opened on 1 December 1862.[6] Norbury station was not however opened until January 1878, as the surrounding area was very rural.[7] The station was rebuilt in 1903 when the lines were quadrupled.[8] In 1912 the lines were electrified.[9]

Ticket gates were installed in 2009.

A Victorian racetrack, dating from 1868, held the ‘Streatham Races’ in the fields (which were the sports ground of the National Westminster/NatWest Bank) that formed part of the old Lonesome Farm. The race meetings attracted huge crowds of racegoers, bookies and other notorious characters. The course also included a water jump across the River Graveney. Sadly, this exciting but disreputable period of history came to an end in 1878 when the Racecourse Licensing Act banned racecourses within a radius of 10 miles of London.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 50; 109; 255 and night route N109 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Body, Geoffrey (1989). PSL field guide to the railways of Southern Region. Wellingborough: Patrick stephens Ltd. p. 171. ISBN 1-85260-297-X. 
  4. ^ FCC. "First Capital Connect Timetable - Table 3 - Sutton and Wimbledon to London". 
  5. ^ http://www.southernrailway.com
  6. ^ Turner, John Howard (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 2 Establishment and Growth. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-1198-8.  p. 126-8.
  7. ^ Turner, John Howard (1979). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 3 Completion and Maturity. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-1389-1.  p. 144-8.
  8. ^ Turner (1979), p. 149.
  9. ^ Turner, J.T. Howard (1979) pp.91, 177-8.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Streatham Common   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Line
  Thornton Heath
Streatham Common   Southern
Brighton Main Line and West London Line
  Thornton Heath
Streatham Common   Southern
London Bridge to West Croydon
  Thornton Heath