West Norwood railway station

West Norwood railway station is in the London Borough of Lambeth in West Norwood, south London. It is 7 miles 2 chains (11.3 km) measured from London Victoria. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Southern, and it lies 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.

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
LocationWest Norwood
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lambeth
Managed bySouthern
Station codeWNW
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 2.265 million[2]
2015–16Decrease 2.221 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 1.937 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 1.921 million[2]
– interchange Increase 23,988[2]
2018–19Increase 1.938 million[2]
– interchange Increase 28,623[2]
Key dates
1 December 1856Opened
1 January 1886Renamed
Other information
External links
WGS8451°25′54″N 0°06′13″W / 51.4318°N 0.1035°W / 51.4318; -0.1035Coordinates: 51°25′54″N 0°06′13″W / 51.4318°N 0.1035°W / 51.4318; -0.1035
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

It is located in West Norwood above Norwood High Street, and has its main entrance on the A215 road, which here is 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. It was renamed on 1 January 1886 by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR), owing to the objections of an influx of new residents who objected to the "lower" prefix; they preferred the locale to be described instead as West Norwood.[3]

Electric train services were introduced on 12 May 1911 between Victoria, Balham and Crystal Palace. They used an AC overhead wire system developed by the LBSCR as part of their Elevated Electric scheme. This system was replaced by 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 Following station
Streatham Hill   Southern
London Victoria to London Bridge
(via Crystal Palace)
London Victoria to Sutton
(via Crystal Palace)

London Bridge to Beckenham Junction
(via Crystal Palace)

(Mondays-Saturdays only)
  Gipsy Hill
Tulse Hill   Southern
Inner South London Line



  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "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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