Catford Bridge railway station

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Catford Bridge railway station is on the Mid-Kent Line, serving Hayes line trains from Charing Cross to Hayes. It lies between Ladywell and Lower Sydenham stations, in Travelcard Zone 3. It is next to, and on a lower level than, Catford railway station (from which it is separated by site of Catford Stadium) on the Catford Loop line. The station entrance is on Catford Road, a part of the South Circular Road (A205), and has brick buildings on both platforms, though the up side building is no longer in use by the railway. The station is managed by Southeastern, who operate all trains serving it.

Services

The typical off-peak train service per hour is:

  • 2 northbound, calling at all stations to Cannon Street
  • 2 northbound, calling at Ladywell then fast to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross
  • 4 southbound, calling at all stations to Hayes

The station is served mainly by class 376 Electrostars when going to Cannon Street.

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History

The Mid-Kent line was opened on 1 January 1857 by the South Eastern Railway.

In the media

The second episode of the 1979 LWT 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 which shows 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. There is an actual part of the mainline Mid-Kent Railway that interchanges with New Cross tube station, and the stations are, southwards in order: St. John's, Lewisham, Ladywell and Catford Bridge.

Layout

Side Platform Platform 1
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