When the London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened in 1862, no station was built at Norbury because it was a predominantly rural area. Norbury station eventually opened in 1878, and had such a transformative effect on what is now part of the London Borough of Croydon that it was rebuilt and extended in 1903. The 1903 station, with its red-brick buildings and platform canopies, is the one passengers arrive at today.
Trains to Norbury include several services an hour into central London, with most travelling to London Victoria via Balham, and some to London Bridge via Tulse Hill. Other services include regular trains to Caterham, West Croydon, Sutton, Epsom and Milton Keynes Central. The main shopping street in Norbury is London Road, south of the railway lines, where you will find a number of shops, banks, restaurants and bars. Norbury Park, a modest green space with a brook running through it, lies to the north of the station.