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Crystal Palace station dates back to 1854, and was built to provide serve the famous exhibition building of the same name, which had been moved from Hyde Park to this southeast London suburb in 1851. The Crystal Palace itself burnt down in 1936, and today its former site is a popular public park right outside the station. Look out for scattered hints at its former glory: towering ornamental trees, the remains of grand terraces and statues, and the famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, which are arranged around an attractive lake at the bottom of the park. Modern Crystal Palace is a buzzing, arty commuter area whose station serves London Bridge and Victoria - and whose growth accelerated when the London Overground line added a connection to Canary Wharf in 2010. Head uphill from the station to find Crystal Palace's popular 'Triangle', a trio of streets packed with independent shops, friendly pubs and buzzing local restaurants.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:20 - 19:45
Saturday 06:45 - 20:10
Sunday 07:45 - 16:20
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 3/4
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops notePassport Photo Booth
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
In ticket hall
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
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ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesDisabled toilet beyond gateline in ticket hall Other toilets on Platform 1
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces13
Carpark charges
Annual£730.00
Daily£5.20
Monthly£82.00
Weekly£21.50
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station front
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
The station has one entrance from Station Road, leading into the main ticket hall. Platforms are below the concourse, and can be accessed via steps and lifts. Southbound trains depart from platform 2, and London Overground trains from platform 5; if you're travelling to London Bridge, the services via Forest Hill (usually platform 6) are the fastest. Toilets can be found on platform 1.
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