Thornton Heath railway station
Location of Thornton Heath in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Croydon|
|Number of platforms||4 (2 rarely used)|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 December 1862||Opened|
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Thornton Heath is a railway station in the London Borough of Croydon in south London 8.7 miles (14 km) from Victoria. It is on the Brighton main line between Norbury and Selhurst. The station is operated by Southern, who also provide the majority of services (the only exceptions being two early morning departures operated by Thameslink). The station is in Travelcard Zone 4.
The typical off-peak train service per hour is:
- 6 to London Victoria via Balham
- 2 to London Bridge via Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye
- 1 to Milton Keynes Central
- 2 to Caterham via East Croydon
- 2 to West Croydon
- 2 to Sutton via West Croydon
- 1 to Epsom via West Croydon and Sutton
- 1 to Epsom Downs via West Croydon and Sutton
- 1 to East Croydon
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Brighton Main Line and West London Route
Sutton & Mole Valley Line
London Bridge to West Croydon
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. Selhurst station was not however opened until 1 May 1865. According to the Railway Gazette for 30 November 1962 the station was originally called Colliers Water Lane, but the standard history of the line was unable to verify the statement 
Electronic ticket gates were installed at the station in summer 2009, as part of a project sponsored by the Department for Transport. Some minor refurbishment of the main ticket hall was also carried out.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
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