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The small number of notices reflects the practice of the LBSCR in showing the vast majority of alterations in the weeks special traffic notices, a small number of which are in the digital archive.


Notice & Year Extent of Cover Included and Implementation Date RailRef(s)
1866 New Cross Bank. New Brockley, New Cross Bank Signals.
Sunday 11 July.
LB040
1868 Opening of Peckham and Sutton Line. New Carshalton, Champion Hill, Hackbridge, Mitcham Junction North, Mitcham Junction South, North Dulwich, Peckham Rye Junction, Streatham, Streatham Junction North, Streatham Junction South, Tulse Hill SBs.
Thursday 1 October.
LB020
1875 Clapham Junction South, replacement SB.
Sunday 10 January.
LB001
1875 Stammerham Junction, Itchingfield Junction.
Sunday 11 April.
LB080
1875 West Croydon, replacement West Croydon South SB. New connection to Wimbledon line.
Sunday 16 May.
LB060
1875 East & New Croydon. New North SB. Replacement of South SB. Closure of Yard SB.
Sunday 11 July.
LB040
1875 Horsham Junction and Station. Replacement Junction and Station SBs. (Transcript)
Sunday 18 July.
LB080
1875 West Croydon, New North SB. Closure of Junction SB.
Friday 23 July.
LB060
1875 Longhedge Junction.
Friday 13 August.
LB002
1875 East & New Croydon.
Sunday 26 September.
LB040
1875 Chichester. New Chichester Goods, Chichester Station SBs. Closure of Chichester SB.
Sunday 24 October.
LB090
1876 Lower Merton - Wimbledon.
Sunday 27 February.
LB025
LB026
1876 Montpelier Road Junction - Brighton, single line working.
Sundays 5 & 12 March.
LB070a
1876 Brockley.
Sunday 19 March.
LB040
1876 Tunbridge Wells, replacement West SB.
Sunday 19 March.
LB103
1876 New Cross - Bricklayers' Arms Junction. Replacement New Cross Station, New Cross Yard SBs. New East London Down Junctiion, East London Up Junction SBs.
Sunday 2 April.
EL001
LB040
1876 Opening of East London Line between Wapping & Shoreditch Junction. New Shoreditch, Whitechapel, Shadwell SBs.
Monday 10 April.
EL001
1876 Rotherhithe - Deptford Road Junction.
Sunday 21 May.
EL001
1876 Havant Junction. Replacement Havant Junction SB. New Havant West SB.
Sunday 25 June.
EL001
1876 Penge - Anerley.
Sunday 9 July.
LB040
1876 West Croydon.
Sunday 23 July.
LB060
8 1877 London Road, Brighton. New station and SB.
Monday 1 October.
LB120
14 1878 Lewes and Southerham Junction. New Lewes East SB.
Sunday 10 March.
LB074
LB120
15 1878 Sutton Junction. Replacement SB.
Sunday 17 March.
LB020
LB060
LB065
17 1878 Pouparts Junction.
Sunday 7 April.
LB001
19 1878 Crystal Palace Bank. Replacement SB.
Friday 6 September.
LB004
LB047
21 1878 London Bridge, West, or South London Section. Replacement South SB. Closure of West SB.
Sunday 8 December.
LB020
LB040
23 1879 Uckfield - Groombridge. Replacement Eridge, Rotherfield SBs.
Monday 6 January.
LB103
LB104a
LB105
25 1879 London Bridge, additional route.
Sunday 9 March.
LB040
29 1879 Horsham Junction and Station; Hardham Junction; Pulborough. (Transcript)
Sunday - Monday 30 - 31 March.
LB080
32 1879 Preston, new junction. New Preston North, Preston South SBs. Closure of Preston SB. (Transcript)
Sunday 25 May.
LB070a
LB072
34 1879 Cliftonville, new junction. New Cliftonville East, Cliftonville West SBs. Closure of Cliftonville SB. (Transcript)
Sunday 22 June.
LB072
LB090
46 1881 Polegate, new station and junctions. New Polegate East, Polegate West SBs. Closure of Polegate Junction SB. Polegate West SB renamed Polegate Level Crossing.
Monday 3 October.
LB106
LB120
LB122
47 1882 Montpelier Junction - Brighton. Replacement Brighton South SB.
Saturday - Monday 22 - 24 April.
LB070a
51 1882 East Grinstead - Culver Junction opening of line. New Barcombe, East Grinstead South, Fletching & Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes North, Horsted Keynes South, Kingscote, Newick & Chailey, West Hoathly SBs. Barcombe Junction SB renamed Culver Junction.
Tuesday 1 August.
LB110
58 1884 St Mary's to Whitechapel Junction, opening of new line. New Whitechapel Junction (South) SB. (Transcript)
Monday 3 March.
EL001
MD003
65 1885 Leominster Crossing - Arundel Junction - Ford Junction; Deviation of west branch lines.
Monday 28 September.
LB090
66 1886 Streatham - Streatham Common; Opening of Spur Line as a Double Line.
Instructions for working Gadesdens Siding (between Banstead and Epsom Downs.
Friday 1 January.
LB007
LB065
76 1887 Replacement Stewarts Lane Junction (LBSCR) SB. Replacement Stewarts Lane Junction (LCDR) SB.
Sunday 9 October.
LB002
77 1888 Oxted to Groombridge stage 1. New Edenbridge SB.
Monday 2 January.
LB102
78 1888 Ashurst Junction opening. New SB.
Wednesday 21 March.
LB103
79 1888 Oxted to Groombridge stage 2. New Ashurst, Cowden, Hever SBs.
Monday 1 October.
LB102
80 1889 Lewes new station stage 1. New Lewes South, Lewes Junction, Lewes East SBs. Lewes East SB renamed Lewes Goods Yard.
Monday 4 March.
LB104a
LB120
81 1889 St Leonards West Marina new station. New St Leonards West Marina East, St Leonards West Marina West SBs. Closure of St Leonards West Marina, St Leonards West Marina Shunting SBs.
Saturday 1 June.
LB120
82 1889 Lewes new station, stage 2. New Lewes West Junction SB.
Monday 17 June.
LB073
LB074
LB120
83 1889 Battersea Yard, replacement SB.
Sunday 18 August.
LB120
84 1889 West Worthing, new station and SB.
Monday 4 November.
LB090
85 1890 Longhedge Junction, new SB. Closure of Longhedge Junction (LBSCR), Longhedge Junction (LCDR) SBs.
9 March.
LB002
86 1891 Gatwick Racecourse, new station. Opening of Gatwick Racecourse North, Gatwick Racecourse South SBs.
19 February.
LB002
92 1893 Longhedge Junction.
19 February.
LB002
no number 1893 Notice to Masters and Pilots using Langstone Bridge.
May.
LB095
94 1894 Clapham Junction North, replacement SB.
2 December.
LB001
96 1894 Forest Hill, Sydenham.
3 April.
LB040
98 1894 Balham Junction, replacement SB.
2 December.
LB001
99 1895 Gloucester Road Junction, closure of SB.
17 March.
LB060
100 1895 Pouparts Junction, replacement SB.
9 June.
LB001
101 1895 Kemp Town Branch partial doubling. New Lewes Road SB.
20 July.
LB124
102 1895 Balham Junction.
20 July.
LB001
109 1897 East & New Croydon South, replacement signal box. New East and New Croydon Central SB. Closure of Fairfield Junction SB.
21 March.
LB040
111 1897 Norwood Fork Junction - Windmill Bridge Junction, new Down Relief Line.
4 July.
LB040
112 1897 Purley, new junction and Loop Lines. New Purley East, Purley North, Purley South SBs. Closure of Purley SB.
31 October.
LB040
115 1899 Spatham Lane, new signal box.
12 June.
LB073
116 1899 Ripe, new signal box.
12 June.
LB120
117 1899 Cray Lane, new signal box.
12 June.
LB080
118 1899 Purley Intermediate, replacement signal box.
12 June.
LB040
121 1899 South Croydon - Stoats Nest - Earlswood; Opening of new (Quarry) line.
Sunday 5 November.
LB040
LB090
135 1903 Balham Junction to Windmill Bridge Junction additional running lines. New Gloucester Road Junction, Selhurst Junction, Streatham Common North, Streatham Common South, Streatham Junction North, Streatham Junction South, Thornton Heath SBs. Closure of St James's Junction SB.
9 January.
LB001
140 1905 New passenger lines and sidings at Portsmouth Town (low level).
3 - 4 December.
LB140
141 1905 New passenger lines and sidings at Portsmouth Town (low level).
December.
LB140
142 1905 Horley, new passenger station.
31 December.
LB070a
31 1907 Victoria South - Grosvenor Road - Battersea Pier, working of carriage road as a single line using Sykes's sytems of electric locking and block working. Endorsed 'First Proof'.
9 January.
LB001
23 STN 1908 Crowborough, Folly Hill, Fratton West, Havant, Holmethorpe, London Bridge, Redhill No.1, Redhill No.2, Worthing.
Saturday - Sunday 30 - 31 May.
LB070
LB070a
LB090
LB104a
LB140
SE001
SE072
152 1909 East Croydon South.
Sunday 3 January.
LB040
154 1909 Peckham Rye.
Monday 21 June.
LB040
155 1909 Clapham Junction.
Sunday 27 June.
LB001
WE003
156 1909 Bricklayers' Arms Junction. New Bricklayers' Arms SB. Closure of Bricklayers' Arms SB.
South Bermondsey Junction; New Cross Yard.
Sunday 8 August.
LB040
157 1909 London Bridge South, South Bermondsey Junction, Bricklayers' Arms Junction, East London Up Junction.
Sunday 15 August.
LB040
158 1909 Norwood Junction North.
Sunday 3 October.
LB004
LB040
161 1910 Pouparts Junction, Clapham Junction.
Sunday 13 March.
LB001
163 1910 Three Bridges to Balcombe Tunnel widening. Three Bridges South SB renamed Three Bridges Central. New Three Bridges South SB.
Sunday 13 March.
LB070a
164 1910 Pouparts Junction, Clapham Junction. New Clapham Junction North SB. Closure of Clapham Junction North SB.
Sunday 5 June.
LB001
--- 1920 Balham Intermediate.
Sunday 1 February.
LB001