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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 5
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteShoe repairer Wide range of shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Food outlet (Seating available)
ATM notes
Located outside the station
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please call Customer services on 03451 272 920

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces62
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station front, opposite Platform 6
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Long steep ramps to platforms from main entrance.  Lifts to all platforms from Landsdowne Road entrance or interchange between platforms.

Electric wheelchairs are available at this station.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
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 East GrinsteadSouthern09:216Late
to London VictoriaSouthern09:214On time
to BrightonSouthern09:223Late
to ReigateSouthern09:223Late
to UckfieldSouthern09:236On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSouthern09:206Late
from London VictoriaSouthern09:213Late
from East GrinsteadSouthern09:214On time
from London VictoriaSouthern09:223Late
from London BridgeThameslink09:243On time
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