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Lying on the Brighton Main Line between Croydon and Redhill, Purley Oaks train station serves the suburban residential area of South Croydon, approximately 12 miles to the south of Charing Cross. Train services are provided by Southern from this Travelcard Zone 6 station. There are typically four train services per hour each way in off peak times. The main destinations are London Victoria, with a fastest journey time of 29 minutes, and London Bridge which is 22 minutes away. 

Purley Oaks train station opened in 1899. It has four platforms, though there is currently no public access to platforms 1 and 2. Platforms 3 and 4 are accessed via a subway and stairs. A ticket office and waiting room with toilet facilities can be found at the top of the stairs on platform 3 and there is a self-service ticket machine in the subway. The nearby Kenley Aerodrome was one of the key Fighter station used by the RAF during the Battle of Britain. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 00:30
Saturday 06:15 - 00:45
Sunday 06:40 - 00:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesMale and female toilets both located on Platform 3
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces60
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£161.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station front
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

No step-free access to Ticket Office and platforms. Nearest step-free station is Purley.

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

Accessible taxis to/from this station to/from the nearest accessible station can be arranged through Southern Assisted Travel - 08001381016. For other taxi journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

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Departures and arrivals from Purley Oaks

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Purley Oaks station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London BridgeSouthern10:21On time
to CaterhamSouthern10:26Late
to Tattenham CornerSouthern10:26Late
to CaterhamSouthern10:48On time
to Tattenham CornerSouthern10:48On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CaterhamSouthern10:20On time
from Tattenham CornerSouthern10:20On time
from London BridgeSouthern10:25Late
from London BridgeSouthern10:48On time
from CaterhamSouthern10:50On time
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