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It was the arrival of trains to Thornton Heath in 1862 that turned the formerly tiny farm settlement into a thriving suburb which would eventually connect up with other similar areas to link London and Croydon. Nowadays, the red-brick Thornton Heath station is a busy commuter hub on the Brighton main line, seeing almost three million journeys each year with services to and from London Victoria, London Bridge, Croydon, Epsom and Milton Keynes Central. Typical journey times to Victoria and London Bridge are around 20 minutes and 40 minutes respectively. Emerging from Thornton Heath station, you'll find local shops and amenities along Brigstock Road and High Street. Buses from here connect you with routes north to Norbury, Streatham, Camberwell and Sydenham and south to Croydon and Shirley. Thornton Heath is also one of the nearest train stations to Crystal Palace FC's Selhurst Park stadium - about 15 minutes' walk away.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday 06:15 - 20:00
Sunday 08:15 - 17:45
Saturday 06:40 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 4
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located outside the station
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
By side entrance
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access via lifts to all platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis to/from this station to/from the nearest accessible station can be arranged through Southern Assisted Travel - 08451 23 77 70. For other taxi journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

There are a total of four platforms at Thornton Heath, but only two are accessible to passengers. On the main concourse, there's a ticket counter and machines. On from the concourse, there's step free access to a series of footbridges and access to the platforms via stairs or lifts. Platform 2 has a coffee shop, waiting room and toilet facilities. When the main concourse is closed, there's a side entrance to the right of the main doors.

Departures and arrivals from Thornton Heath

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Thornton Heath station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Clapham JunctionSouthern21:11On time
to CaterhamSouthern21:17On time
to East CroydonSouthern21:23On time
to Clapham JunctionSouthern21:26On time
to London BridgeSouthern21:31On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from East CroydonSouthern21:11On time
from London BridgeSouthern21:17On time
from Clapham JunctionSouthern21:23On time
from East CroydonSouthern21:26On time
from CaterhamSouthern21:31On time
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