Catford railway station

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Not to be confused with Catford Bridge railway station.
Catford National Rail
Catford Railway Station - - 735721.jpg
Catford is located in Greater London
Location of Catford in Greater London
Location Catford
Local authority London Borough of Lewisham
Managed by Thameslink
Station code CTF
DfT category D
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
OSI Catford Bridge [1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 0.935 million[2]
— interchange  Decrease 35,437[2]
2011–12 Increase 0.956 million[2]
— interchange  Increase 65,978[2]
2012–13 Decrease 0.944 million[2]
— interchange  Increase 71,847[2]
2013–14 Increase 1.069 million[2]
— interchange  Increase 73,567[2]
2014–15 Increase 1.157 million[2]
— interchange  Increase 82,967[2]
Key dates
1 July 1892 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°26′41″N 0°01′34″W / 51.4447°N 0.0261°W / 51.4447; -0.0261Coordinates: 51°26′41″N 0°01′34″W / 51.4447°N 0.0261°W / 51.4447; -0.0261

Catford railway station is one of two stations serving the London suburb of Catford. Mainly used by commuters, it is in Travelcard Zone 3 and is on the Catford Loop Line, between Crofton Park and Bellingham. It is served mainly by Thameslink trains between West Hampstead Thameslink, London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks. Connections to London Victoria are available at Peckham Rye.

It is adjacent to, and on a higher level than, Catford Bridge railway station on the Mid-Kent Line. The two stations are separated by the site of the former Catford Stadium. Interchange on one ticket is allowed between the two stations.

There is only a small shelter, a ticket machine, a few lamp-posts and a stairway on each of the two otherwise bare platforms, unlike the more ornate Catford Bridge station, which has retained most of its original architecture. Each platform has customer information screens.


The typical off-peak service is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Crofton Park   Thameslink
Sevenoaks Line

In the media[edit]

The second episode of the 1979 London Weekend Television comedy series End of Part One includes the main characters watching a film called "The Life of Christopher Columbus". In the film, Columbus goes to a tube station and asks for a train to America, but is told he can only go as far as Catford. Part of a modified tube map is shown with the fictitious tube stations Lewisham, Ladywell, Edge of the World and Catford on the East London Section of the Metropolitan line south from New Cross tube station. This is based on the main line railway line serving Catford Bridge railway station.


London Buses routes 124, 181, 202 and 284 and night route N171 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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