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Trains to Thornton Heath

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday 06:15 - 20:00
    Sunday 08:15 - 17:45
    Saturday 06:40 - 21:00
  • Travel card zone : Zone 4
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located outside the station


  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 6
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : By side entrance


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Step free access via lifts to all platforms.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • 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.

Trains to Thornton Heath


Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 8RX
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday 06:15 - 20:00
Sunday 08:15 - 17:45
Saturday 06:40 - 21:00

Useful links when visiting Thornton Heath by train