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Few places represent Britain's transition from manufacturing superpower to retail heaven than Croydon. The world’s first commercial rail, the horse-drawn Surrey Iron Railway, opened here in 1803, but it was the passenger line, which opened in 1839, that really altered Croydon’s modern-day fortunes. By the early 1900s, the population of the town had increased fourteen-fold, as London’s middle classes fled the capital, and Croydon became the commuter town of choice. The Croydon Corporation Act of 1956 led to further enhancement, the local council using their new powers of development to forge an urban initiative based on commerce rather than industry. Much of the Brutalist architecture of the time can be found between Wellesley Road and East Croydon station. A few minutes from the station are the old brick warehouses, a reminder of the town's car-manufacturing and metal-working past, which stand in the shadow of Whitgift Centre, the biggest shopping mall in London until 2008 and very much a staple of Croydon’s future.

Station details & facilities

East Croydon station can be accessed through three entrances, one from Addiscombe Road in front of the building, and two side entrances to the east and west. The concourse has a ticket hall, automated ticket machines and various eateries. Platform 1 serves trains to Victoria. Platform 2 services London Bridge. All platforms have step-free access and are connected with a footbridge. There are toilets on all six platforms.

Departures and arrivals from East Croydon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into East Croydon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BedfordThameslink01:105On time
to Three BridgesSouthern01:10On time
to BrightonThameslink01:286On time
to Three BridgesThameslink02:076On time
to BedfordThameslink02:105On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonThameslink01:095On time
from Gatwick AirportSouthern01:11On time
from London BridgeSouthern01:135On time
from BedfordThameslink01:226On time
from BedfordThameslink01:596On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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