West Norwood railway station
West Norwood station building
Location of West Norwood in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Lambeth|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 December 1856||Opened|
|1 January 1886||Renamed|
|Lists of stations|
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West Norwood railway station is in the London Borough of Lambeth in West Norwood, south London. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Southern, and it is in Travelcard Zone 3. Services from Platform 1 go to London Victoria and London Bridge via Tulse Hill. Services from Platform 2 operate to more varied destinations, including West Croydon and London Bridge via Crystal Palace.
The station is located in West Norwood above Norwood High Street with its main entrance on the A215 road here called Knights Hill. The station saw some modernisation in Summer 2009 with ticket gates installed and the entrance to the eastbound platform refurbished. From spring 2010 the gates have been staffed from first to last train.
The station was opened as Lower Norwood on the 1st December 1856 as part of the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway. The station was renamed on the 1st January 1886 by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. This was due to an influx of new residents who objected to the "lower" suffix being applied, preferring instead to be described as West Norwood.
Electric train services were introduced on the 12th May 1911 between Victoria, Balham and Crystal Palace. This used an AC overhead wire system developed by the LBSCR as part of their Elevated Electric scheme. This was converted to the current Third rail DC system on the 3rd March 1929.
The original station buildings were demolished in 1969 and replaced with prefabricated CLASP buildings.
The typical off-peak service frequency is:
- 4tph (trains per hour) to London Victoria
- 2tph to London Bridge via Tulse Hill
- 2tph to London Bridge via Crystal Palace and Forest Hill
- 2tph to Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace
- 2tph to Sutton via West Croydon
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London Victoria to London Bridge
(via Crystal Palace)
London Victoria to Sutton
(via Crystal Palace)
London Bridge to Beckenham Junction
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A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around West Norwood railway station.
A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the West Norwood railway station, as well as surrounding lines.
- "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1994). Clapham Jn to Beckenham Jn. Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-36-7.