Monthly Archives: February 2015

Walk 17: Norbury walk to East Croydon

  Walk 17 NORBURY walk to EAST CROYDON est. 2 1/2 hours The train line opened in 1862. It was built because the train company experienced difficulties with congestion at Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction. The new line had the … Continue reading

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Walk 16: Balham walk to Norbury

Walk 16 BALHAM walk to NORBURY 2 hours The train line opened in 1862 when a company running trains between London Victoria and Croydon got congestion problems at the Crystal Palace and Norwood junctions. The new line had the additional … Continue reading

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Walk 15: Crystal Palace walk to East Croydon

Walk 15 CRYSTAL PALACE walk to EAST CROYDON est. 2 hours The train line between Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction was opened in 1857. The line between Norwood Junction and East Croydon, part of the main line from London to … Continue reading

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Walk 14: Crystal Palace walk to Beckenham Junction

Walk 14 CRYSTAL PALACE walk to BECKENHAM JUNCTION 1 1/2 hours The train line was built in 1858 as part of a plan to open a train line between Westminster and Kent. It was suspended then from 1860 until 1863 … Continue reading

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Walk 13: Balham walk to Crystal Palace

Walk 13: BALHAM walk to CRYSTAL PALACE 1 3/4 hours The train line opened in 1856. Routing note: This walk connects in Balham with Victoria train networks walks 12, 16 and 31. It also connects there with the London Underground … Continue reading

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Walk 12: Battersea Park walk to Balham

Walk 12 BATTERSEA PARK walk to BALHAM 1 1/2 hours The first section of the train line opened in 1856 between a station called New Wandsworth and Balham, continuing towards Crystal Palace. It was extended between New Wandsworth and a new … Continue reading

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Walk 11: Bickley walk to Swanley

Walk 11 BICKLEY walk to SWANLEY 3 1/4 hours The train line opened in 1860 in order to offer a direct connection between Kent and Westminster, the previous lines being routes via London Bridge station. Routing note: This walk connects … Continue reading

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