Catford railway station
Location of Catford in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Lewisham|
|Number of platforms||2|
|OSI||Catford Bridge |
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 July 1892||Opened|
|Lists of stations|
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:
- On weekdays until 9pm, 2 trains per hour (tph) to West Hampstead Thameslink calling at all stations via Peckham Rye and St Pancras International. Some peak time trains continue to Bedford. After 9pm and at weekends, northbound trains terminate at London Blackfriars.
- 2tph to Sevenoaks via Bromley South and Swanley.
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In the media
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.
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