West Norwood railway station

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West Norwood National Rail
West Norwood stn building.JPG
West Norwood station building
West Norwood is located in Greater London
West Norwood
West Norwood
Location of West Norwood in Greater London
Location West Norwood
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by Southern
Station code WNW
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 0.826 million[2]
2005–06 Decrease 0.794 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 1.422 million[2]
2007–08 Increase 1.638 million[2]
2008–09 Increase 1.706 million[2]
2009–10 Increase 1.735 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 1.941 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 2.094 million[2]
2012–13 Decrease 2.073 million[2]
Key dates
1 December 1856 Opened
1 January 1886 Renamed
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°25′54″N 0°06′13″W / 51.4318°N 0.1035°W / 51.4318; -0.1035

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 1 December 1856 as part of the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway. The station was renamed on 1 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.[3]

Electric train services were introduced on 12 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 3 March 1929.

The original station buildings were demolished in 1969 and replaced with prefabricated CLASP buildings.


The typical off-peak service frequency is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Streatham Hill   Southern
London Victoria to London Bridge
(via Crystal Palace)
London Victoria to Sutton
(via Crystal Palace)
  Gipsy Hill
Tulse Hill   Southern
London Bridge to Beckenham Junction



  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1994). Clapham Jn to Beckenham Jn. Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-36-7. 

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