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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:55 - 20:05
Saturday 05:55 - 20:25
Sunday 08:10 - 16:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
There are refreshments available inside the ticket hall & on Platform 5.
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please call Customer services on 08451 272 920

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces206
Carpark charges
Annual£929.00
Daily£5.50
Monthly£88.00
Three Monthly£245.00
Weekly£23.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces70
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station front
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step-free access to Main Entrance and Ticket Office. Step-free access via lifts to all platforms. Rear entrance to station also has step-free access to platform 6 (for trains to Caterham/Tattenham Corner).

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

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 Gatwick AirportThameslink21:454Late
to London BridgeSouthern21:455On time
to CaterhamSouthern21:466Late
to London BridgeSouthern21:485On time
to Tattenham CornerSouthern21:486On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CaterhamSouthern21:425On time
from London BridgeSouthern21:436Late
from BedfordThameslink21:444Late
from Coulsdon TownSouthern21:475On time
from ReigateSouthern21:543On time
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