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Transport

Transport for London (TfL), a functional body of the Greater London Authority (GLA), is responsible for the Capital's transport system.  This includes London's buses, the Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the management of Croydon Tramlink and London River Services, but excludes National Rail services.

The Oyster card scheme is the preferred and most cost effective method of paying for travel on TfL services.  Oyster cards are currently not accepted by National Rail services.  Upper Norwood falls within Travelcard Zone 3.

Upper Norwood transport links

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Roads

TfL is responsible for a 360 mile (580km) network of main roads and all of London's 4,600 traffic lights.  This includes Red Routes and bus lanes on main roads.

The operation and maintenance of motorways is the responsibility of the Highways Agency.

All other roads are the responsibility of the London Boroughs, which includes local parking and bus lane enforcement.

Main roads in and around Upper Norwood became established in the 19th century and can struggle to cope with 21st century rush hours.  Most roads are only wide enough for one lane of traffic in each direction and few bus lanes are in operation.  The only Red Routes near to the area are along the A23 and A205.  Unless otherwise sign posted, all mains roads have a 30mph (48kph) limit and this is sometimes enforced by fixed speed cameras.

Local roads became established from existing lanes or as part of the development of mass housing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Some of these roads have 20mph (32kph) speed limits and traffic calming measures.

The AA and RAC provide route planners to assist in planning road journeys.

Parking

Parking is controlled near shopping areas, schools, on some main roads and at busy junctions, and is sometimes enforced using CCTV cameras.  On some narrow roads, other parking restrictions are applied.

Central London Congestion Charging Scheme

Upper Norwood is approximately 5.5 miles (9km) south of the Congestion Charging zone.

Motorways

There are no motorways near Upper Norwood.  The nearest ones are:

M23 - To London Gatwick airport and Brighton.

M20 - To Channel Tunnel and Dover.

M25 - London orbital motorway with access to other motorways and major roads.

Cycling

TfL promotes a range of cycling initiatives, including details of cycle routes.  Further details for cyclists can be found at London Cycle Network and Sustrans .

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Buses, Coaches and Taxis

London Buses

London Buses manages bus services in London and they contract out routes to private operators.

Upper Norwood is well served by bus routes - including some running through the night - provided by various operating companies.  A number of these routes terminate at designated bus stands in the area (Crystal Palace Parade, West Norwood station and Anerley station).

Live updates of expected arrivals are displayed at many bus stops.  Details are also available online.

London Dial-a-Ride

To ensure greater accessibility for all, TfL operates the door-to-door Dial-a-Ride service for transport users with impaired mobility.

Coaches

National coach services operate from Victoria Coach Station, close to London Victoria rail station.

Taxis

TfL regulate London's taxis (black cabs) and private hire (mini cabs) trade.  A number of licensed private hire operators are based in or close to Upper Norwood and details of how to book, including safety advice, can be found at the TfL.

traintaxi provides details of taxi services serving National Rail, London Underground, Tramlink and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations.

The Taxicard scheme provides subsidised door-to-door transport for people with mobility problems.

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Rail

There are a number of stations within, or easily accessible from, the Upper Norwood area.

Station Location Train Operator:
Key Destinations
TfL Fare
Zone
Anerley Station Road
Anerley
London
SE20 8AG
Southern:
London Bridge
London Charing Cross
East Croydon
Sutton
Guildford
London Overground:
Dalston Junction
Whitechapel
Shadwell
Canada Water
West Croydon
4
Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Station Road
London
SE19 2AZ
Southern:
London Victoria
Clapham Junction
London Bridge
East Croydon
West Croydon
Beckenham Junction
London Overground:
Dalston Junction
Whitechapel
Shadwell
Canada Water
3/4
East Croydon George Street
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 1LF
Southern:
London Bridge
London Charing Cross
London Victoria
Clapham Junction
East Grinstead
Gatwick Airport
Brighton
Eastbourne
Hastings
Portsmouth
Southampton
First Capital Connect:
London Bridge
London Blackfriars
St Pancras International
Luton
Bedford
East Croydon
Gatwick Airport
Brighton
5
Herne Hill Railton Road
Herne Hill
London
SE24 0JW
South East Trains:
London Victoria
Beckenham Junction
Orpington
Ashford International
First Capital Connect:
Elephant & Castle
London Blackfriars
St Pancras International
Luton
Sutton
Wimbledon
2/3
Norwood Junction Tennyson Road
South Norwood
London
SE25 5AG
Southern:
London Victoria
Clapham Junction
London Bridge
Elephant & Castle
Beckenham Junction
Bromley South
Orpington
Sevenoaks
4
Penge East Station Road
Penge
London
SE20 7BQ
Southeastern:
London Victoria
St Pancras International
East Croydon
West Croydon
Purley
Caterham
Tattenham Corner
4
Penge West Anerley Park
Penge
London
SE20 8NU
See
Anerley
4
Streatham Streatham High Road
Streatham
London
SW16 6HP
Southern:
London Bridge
East Croydon
West Croydon
3
Streatham Hill Streatham Hill
Streatham
London
SW2 4PA
Southern:
London Victoria
Clapham Junction
London Bridge
Beckenham Junction
3
Sydenham Hill College Road
Sydenham Hill
London
SE21 7ND
See
Penge East
3
Thornton Heath Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath
Surrey
CR7 8RX
Southern:
London Victoria
Clapham Junction
London Bridge
London Blackfriars
St Pancras International
East Croydon
West Croydon
4
Tulse Hill Station Road
Tulse Hill
London
SE27 9BW
Southern:
London Bridge
East Croydon
West Croydon
First Capital Connect:
Elephant & Castle
London Blackfriars
St Pancras International
Luton
Sutton
Wimbledon
3
West Norwood Knights Hill
West Norwood
London
SE27 0HS
Southern:
London Victoria
Clapham Junction
London Bridge
East Croydon
West Croydon
Beckenham Junction
Smitham
3

National Rail can provide full details of all scheduled services, up-to-date service status and planned engineering works.  Fare discounts for Railcard holders are available for qualifying journeys.

traintaxi can provide details of taxi services serving local stations.

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London Underground

The nearest London Underground (Tube) station to Upper Norwood is Brixton, on the Victoria Line.


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Tramlink

Croydon Tramlink connects East Croydon with Wimbledon, Beckenham Junction and New Addington.

A number of extensions to Tramlink have been proposed and one of these would extend to Crystal Palace station.  All proposals are only at the feasibility stage and no exact route has been planned.  If the extension were to be constructed, then it would not be expected to be completed until at least 2013.

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Docklands Light Railway

The London Overground provides a direct connection to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) at Shadwell.

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International Travel

Airports

London Heathrow (LHR)

Located at the western edge of the capital, London Heathrow is accessible by rail via the Heathrow Express from London Paddington, London Underground via the Piccadilly Line from Central London or London Buses Express service from East Croydon station and West Croydon bus station.

London Gatwick (LGW)

Located to the south of the capital near Crawley, West Sussex, London Gatwick is accessible by rail via fast, frequent services from East Croydon station or by car via the A23/M23.

London Stansted (STN)

Located to the north-east of the capital in Essex, London Stansted is accessible by rail via the Stansted Express from London Liverpool Street or by car via the M11.

London Luton (LTN)

Located to the north of the capital near Luton, Bedfordshire, London Luton is accessible by rail via Thameslink services or by car via the M1.

London City (LCY)

Located in the heart of the capital's Docklands, London City is accessible via Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

London Biggin Hill (BQH)

Located at the south-eastern edge of the capital, London Biggin Hill is for private charters and executive flights.  It is accessible via taxi from New Addington on the Tramlink.

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Eurostar

Eurostar services operate from St. Pancras International station.  This is accessible via First Capital Connect.

Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel provides a fast, frequent services for vehicles travelling to France.  The terminal is located near Folkestone, approximately 70 miles (112km) away via the M20.

Ferries

The nearest car ferry services to France operate from the ports of:

Dover - approximately 80 miles (128 km) away via the M2 or M20.

Newhaven - approximately 60 miles (96 km) away via the M23.

Portsmouth - approximately 75 miles (120 km) away via the A3.

Coaches

International coach services to Ireland and Europe operate from Victoria Coach Station, close to London Victoria rail station.

All services and fare structures may be subject to alteration or cancellation and service availability should always be confirmed with TfL or the service operator.

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