Nunhead railway station
Nunhead railway station is a railway station in the Nunhead area of the London Borough of Southwark. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.

Services
The typical off-peak service is:
  • 2 trains per hour (tph) to Kentish Town via Peckham Rye (Monday to Saturday)
  • 2 tph to London Victoria via Peckham Rye
  • 2 tph to Sevenoaks via Bromley South
  • 2 tph to Dartford via Bexleyheath (Monday to Saturday)


History
The station has been the junction for three separate lines. The original Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway line from Canterbury Road Junction, near Brixton to Crystal Palace (High Level) opened by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) on 1 August 1865. The line was built to take passengers to the Crystal Palace exhibition site: train services on the line ceased from 1917”“1919 and from 1944-1946 for wartime economies. The line finally closed to all traffic on 20 September 1954. The Catford Loop line was opened on 1 July 1892. It gave a second route out of London for the LCDR, and Nunhead thus became a three way junction. The Nunhead to Greenwich Park line was opened 1871 as far Blackheath Hill with the final stretch to Greenwich park opening in 1888. The whole branch was closed on 1 January 1917 for wartime economies. In 1925, the lines in the area 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 was built to Lewisham to enable cross-London freight services to be re-routed to Hither Green. The line was electrified in 1935 when peak hour passenger trains began to use the link. There is now frequentt service of passenger trains using the line.

Preceding station National Rail Following station Peckham Rye Southeastern Nunhead to Lewisham link Lewisham Southeastern Catford Loop Line Crofton Park Preceding station Disused railways Following station Peckham Rye London, Chatham and Dover Railway Greenwich Park branch Brockley Lane London, Chatham and Dover Railway Crystal Palace Branch Honor Oak

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