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Opened by the London and Brighton Railway in the summer of 1841, Purley station sits on the Brighton Main Line, within Travelcard Zone 6, in the London Borough of Croydon. The station has had several aliases over the years; originally known as Godstone Road, the station was closed due to low traffic, before being reopened as Caterham Junction in 1856. The station was finally renamed Purley in October 1888 and subsequently rebuilt in 1896 to accommodate the widening of the East Croydon Main Line. Purley boasts a star-studded list of former residents, including survivalist Ray Mears, illusionist Derren Brown, musician Francis Rossi, actress June Brown and actor Peter Cushing OBE - the town was also often referenced in the comedy sketch show, Monty Python. Purley recently topped Britain's rich list, as the most affluent suburb, with its large gated estates, luscious greenery and large spacious housing, all within 30 minutes of central London.

Station details & facilities

The main station entrance is on Station Approach, a second entrance is on the opposite side of the tracks - ticket machines are available at both entrances, with a staffed counter at the Station Approach entrance only. A subway runs the width of the station and offers access to platform 3, and its services to London Bridge and London Victoria; platform 4, which runs services to Horsham, and platforms 5 and 6, which serve the branch lines to Tattenham Corner and Caterham.

Departures and arrivals from Purley

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Purley station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Tattenham CornerSouthern11:553On time
to Tattenham CornerThameslink11:583On time
to Tattenham CornerSouthern12:024On time
to Tattenham CornerSouthern12:116On time
to Tattenham CornerThameslink12:144On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CaterhamSouthern11:543On time
from CaterhamThameslink11:573On time
from CaterhamSouthern12:014On time
from CaterhamSouthern12:076On time
from CaterhamSouthern12:085On time
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