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Sanderstead railway station is in the London Borough of Croydon in South London and serves the neighbourhood of Purley along with the nearby Purley Oaks station. It was opened in the late-19th century by the then London, Brighton and South Coast Railway between South Croydon and East Grinstead along the Oxted Line. Sadly, the original buildings were destroyed by a fire in the mid ‘80s though new brick buildings were constructed a year later. It sits within the Travelcard Zone 6, so Oyster cards are permitted for use on London-bound travel. There is a ticket office open during weekdays as well as self-service machines and other facilities like a footbridge connecting the two platforms and digital displays. It’s managed by Southern and serves more than a million passengers a year. There are two departures an hour direct to London Victoria in 23 minutes and southbound to East Grinstead in 35 minutes.

When you reach Sanderstead, you could make a beeline one of the several parks that dot South Croydon like South Croydon Recreation Ground or Wettern Tree Gardens. Alternatively, head a little south with your clubs to tee off at the sunny Purley Downs Golf Club.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:30
Saturday 07:00 - 13:35
Sunday 08:10 - 16:25
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces70
Carpark charges
Annual£881.00
Daily£5.50
Monthly£85.00
Three Monthly£237.00
Weekly£23.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces56
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station front
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step-free level access vis either side of station to each platform. Footbridge with steps between platforms. Alternative route via street - approx 500m with some steep gradients.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
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 journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

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Departures and arrivals from Sanderstead

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sanderstead station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London VictoriaSouthern17:091On time
to East GrinsteadSouthern17:162On time
to East GrinsteadThameslink17:32On time
to London VictoriaSouthern17:391On time
to East GrinsteadSouthern17:462On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from East GrinsteadSouthern17:091On time
from London VictoriaSouthern17:162On time
from BedfordThameslink17:31On time
from East GrinsteadSouthern17:391On time
from London VictoriaSouthern17:462On time
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