Nunhead railway station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Nunhead railway station is in the Nunhead area of the London Borough of Southwark. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.<ref name=se>Southeastern - Station facilities: Nunhead</ref> It is in Travelcard Zone 2.


The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:

  • 2 to Kentish Town (London Blackfriars on weekends) via Peckham Rye
  • 2 to London Victoria via Peckham Rye (Monday to Saturday)
  • 2 to Sevenoaks via Bromley South
  • 2 to Dartford via Bexleyheath (Monday to Saturday)

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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 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.

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Further reading

  • 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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