Norbury railway station
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|Number of platforms||4 (2 of which are rarely used)|
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Norbury railway station is in the London Borough of Croydon in south London, 7 miles 36 chains (12.0 km) down the line from London Victoria. The station is operated by Southern, who also provide the majority of services (the only exceptions being two early morning departures operated by Thameslink) and is in Travelcard Zone 3.
Ticket barriers are in operation at this station.
The typical off-peak train service per hour is:
- 5tph (train per hour) to Balham and Clapham Junction
- 4tph to London Victoria via Balham
- 2tph to London Bridge via Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye
- 4tph to West Croydon
- 4tph to Sutton
- 3tph to East Croydon
- 2tph to Caterham via East Croydon
- 2tph to Epsom Downs via Sutton
- 1tph to Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia and Shepherd's Bush
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. However, Norbury station was not opened until January 1878, as the surrounding area was very rural. The station was rebuilt in 1903 when the lines were quadrupled. In 1925 the lines were electrified.
Ticket gates were installed in 2009.
A nearby Victorian race track, dating from 1868, was situated in fields forming part of Lonesome Farm, which later became the sports ground of the National Westminster Bank (NatWest Bank). The course, which included a water jump across the River Graveney, hosted the 'Streatham Races'. Race meetings attracted huge crowds of racegoers, bookies and other notorious characters, who flocked to the course by train. This exciting but disreputable period of history came to an end in 1879 when the Racecourse Licensing Act banned racecourses within a radius of 10 miles (16 km) of London.
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- "Streatham Racecourse". Greyhound Derby. John Slusar. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
- "History of the Association". The Streatham Vale Property Owners Association. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
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Brighton Main Line
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Sutton & Mole Valley Line
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