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|Number of platforms||4 (2 rarely used)|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 December 1862||Opened|
Thornton Heath is a railway station in the London Borough of Croydon in south London, 8 miles 64 chains (14.2 km) down the line from London 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:
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|Norbury|| Southern |
Brighton Main Line and West London Route
|Norbury|| Southern |
Sutton & Mole Valley Line
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London Bridge to Caterham
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.
The lines were quadrupled in 1903.In 1925 the lines were electrified.
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.
London Buses routes 50, 130, 198, 250, 450, 663 & N250 serve the station.
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