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Nunhead railway station is in the Nunhead area of the London Borough of Southwark. It is 5 miles 77 chains (9.6 km) measured from London Victoria. The station is managed by Thameslink. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.

Nunhead National Rail
Nunhead Station (geograph 4439124).jpg
Nunhead is located in Greater London
Nunhead
Nunhead
Location of Nunhead in Greater London
LocationNunhead
Local authorityLondon Borough of Southwark
Managed byThameslink
Station codeNHD
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.235 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.286 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 1.196 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 1.157 million[1]
2017–18Increase 1.171 million[1]
Railway companies
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
1 September 1871Opened
3 May 1925Resited north
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′02″N 0°03′10″W / 51.4671°N 0.0527°W / 51.4671; -0.0527Coordinates: 51°28′02″N 0°03′10″W / 51.4671°N 0.0527°W / 51.4671; -0.0527
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ServicesEdit

The May 2018 Monday to Saturday off-peak service in trains per hour is:


Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Peckham Rye   Thameslink
Thameslink
  Crofton Park
Peckham Rye   Southeastern
Nunhead to Lewisham Link (Victoria-Dartford Line)
  Lewisham

HistoryEdit

 
A 1908 Railway Clearing House map showing railways in the vicinity of Nunhead (upper right)

The Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway from Canterbury Road Junction, near Brixton to Crystal Palace (High Level) was opened by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) on 1 August 1865, to take passengers to the Crystal Palace. Train services on the Crystal Palace High Level line ceased in 1917–1919 and 1944-1946 for wartime economies. The line closed to all traffic on 20 September 1954.

The Greenwich Park branch opened 1871 as far Blackheath Hill, with the final stretch opening in 1888. It closed on 1 January 1917 for wartime economies. The Catford Loop line opened on 1 July 1892, giving a second route out of London for the LCDR, and Nunhead became a three-way junction.

In 1925 the lines were electrified, and a new station at Nunhead was built on the London side of the original site. In 1929 the Greenwich Park branch was reopened as far as the site of Lewisham Road where a new connecting line to Lewisham enabled cross-London freight trains to be re-routed to Hither Green. The line was electrified in 1935 for peak hour passenger trains. There is now frequent service of passenger trains.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Peckham Rye
Line and station open
  London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Greenwich Park branch
  Brockley Lane
Line and station closed
  London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Crystal Palace Branch
  Honor Oak
Line and station closed

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses route P12 serves the station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

Further readingEdit

  • Crystal Palace (High Level) and Catford Loop by V Mitchell & K Smith, Middleton Press, 1991
  • The Railway through Sydenham Hill Wood, From the Nun's Head to the Screaming Alice by Mathew Frith, The Friends of the Great North Wood and London Wildlife Trust leaflet, 1995
  • London's Local Railways by A A Jackson, David & Charles, 1978
  • The Crystal Palace (High Level) Branch by W Smith, British Railway Journal 28, 1989

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