Catford railway station

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Catford National Rail
Catford Railway Station (geograph 4610183).jpg
The station building in August 2015
Catford is located in Greater London
Location of Catford in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
Managed byThameslink
Station codeCTF
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
OSICatford Bridge National Rail[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 1.161 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 62,235[2]
2016–17Decrease 1.153 million[2]
– interchange Increase 66,882[2]
2017–18Increase 1.219 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 48,976[2]
2018–19Decrease 1.124 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.143 million[2]
2019–20Increase 1.169 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 0.144 million[2]
Key dates
1 July 1892Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°26′41″N 0°01′34″W / 51.4447°N 0.0261°W / 51.4447; -0.0261Coordinates: 51°26′41″N 0°01′34″W / 51.4447°N 0.0261°W / 51.4447; -0.0261
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Catford railway station is one of two stations serving the London suburb of Catford. Mainly used by commuters, it is in Travelcard Zone 3 and is on the Catford Loop Line, between Crofton Park and Bellingham. It is served mainly by Thameslink trains between West Hampstead Thameslink, London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks. Connections to London Victoria are available at Peckham Rye. Catford is 8 mileschains (12.9 km) measured from Victoria.

It is adjacent to, and on a higher level than, Catford Bridge railway station on the Mid-Kent Line. The two stations are separated by the site of the former Catford Stadium. Interchange on one ticket is allowed between the two stations.

There is only a small shelter, a ticket machine, a few lamp-posts and a stairway on each of the two otherwise bare platforms, unlike the more ornate Catford Bridge station, which has retained most of its original architecture. Each platform has customer information screens.


Northbound view of the station in March 2008

All services at Catford are operated by Thameslink using Class 700 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station

In the media[edit]

The second episode of the 1979 London Weekend Television 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 with 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. This is based on the main line railway line serving Catford Bridge railway station.


London Buses routes 75, 124, 171, 181, 185, 202, 284 and night route N171 serve the station.[4]


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Timetable 03: London to Orpington and Sevenoaks" (PDF). Thameslink, December 2019.
  4. ^ "Buses from Catford" (PDF). TfL. 21 November 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2021.

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