Norwood Junction railway station

Norwood Junction Railway Station

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Norwood Junction railway station is in South Norwood in the London Borough of Croydon in south London, in Travelcard Zone 4.

The station is managed by London Overground and trains operated by Southern and London Overground (since May 23, 2010).

History

The station at Norwood has occupied two sites and been known by three different names during its history.

=== ‘’Jolly-sailor’’ and ‘’Norwood’’ stations === <!-- This section is linked from Jolly-sailor station -->

In 1839 the London and Croydon Railway opened Jolly-sailor station (sic) — listed as "Jolly-sailor near Beulah Spa" on fares lists and timetables — at the north end of the High Street. The station was immediately adjacent to a level crossing over Portland Road. From 1841 the lines through Norwood were used by the London and Brighton Railway and from 1842 the South Eastern Railway but neither of these companies used the station.

In 1844 the London and Croydon Railway was given parliamentary authority to test an experimental pneumatic propulsion system on the railway (referred to at the time as the atmospheric-propulsion system). A pumping station was built on Portland Road to create a vacuum in a continuous pipe located centrally between the rails. A piston extended downwards from the trains into a slit in the pipe, meaning that trains were literally sucked towards the pumping station (or more accurately, blown away from it by atmospheric pressure). The pumping station was built in a......
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