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South Croydon station in south London in Travelcard Zone 5 sits on the Brighton Line. The station was opened in 1865 to provide more space for the reversal of local trains, but it soon became an important rail hub as the town rapidly expanded throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, booming in the Industrial Revolution and once again in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was home to London's main airport. Today, Croydon is known as the home of popular TV sitcom, Peep Show, but there's much more to the area than telly fame. It's a multicultural melting pot brimming with brutalist and art-deco architecture and a retail haven with The Whitgift Centre, once the biggest shopping mall in Europe when it opened in 1970. Other highlights include the market on Surrey Street, dating back to 1276, and Croydon Palace, the summer residence for the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years.

Station details & facilities

The only entrance to South Croydon station is on Blunt Road. Enter the ticket hall has a ticket counter and barriers to a walkway then subway, with stairs leading to the five covered platforms. As platforms 1 and 2 are through tracks with no public access, use platforms 3 and 4 for trains to London Bridge and London Victoria and platform 5 for trains to Caterham and beyond. Easy-access toilets are in the waiting room off the walkway.

Departures and arrivals from South Croydon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into South Croydon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BedfordSouthern05:173On time
to BedfordSouthern05:573On time
to BedfordSouthern06:055On time
to BedfordSouthern06:213On time
to BedfordThameslink06:28Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Tattenham CornerSouthern05:173On time
from Tattenham CornerSouthern05:573On time
from Tattenham CornerSouthern06:055On time
from Tattenham CornerSouthern06:213On time
from Tattenham CornerSouthern06:213On time
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