Catford railway station
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. Catford is 8 miles 3 chains (12.9 km) measured from Victoria.
|Local authority||London Borough of Lewisham|
|Number of platforms||2|
|OSI||Catford Bridge |
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 July 1892||Opened|
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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 May 2018 Monday to Saturday off-peak service in trains per hour is:
- 2tph Blackfriars via Elephant & Castle (Thameslink)
- 2tph Kentish Town via Elephant & Castle (Thameslink); Mondays-Fridays AM continue to Luton railway station
- 2tph Sevenoaks via the Catford Loop (Thameslink)
- 2tph Orpington via the Catford Loop (Thameslink)
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
In the mediaEdit
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.