A Brief History of East Croydon Train Station
Opened On the 12 July 1841 the London & Brighton Railway (L&BR) began its passenger services through its Croydon station (now East Croydon) on the Brighton Line from London Bridge to Haywards Heath, East Croydon was the second station to be opened in Croydon. A line linking East Croydon to Victoria was completed between 1860 and 1862 as a result of this new line new platforms were required. The station was rebuilt in 1894/95 and again between 1990 & 1992. The station rebuild completed in 1992 is the station that is now seen. In 2010 a proposed £20m project to revamp the station was announced this included the creation of an additional entrance to the station along with a short cut into the town centre. In the summer of 2012 building of a new bridge / walkway connecting East Croydon station to Cherry Orchard Road and Lansdowne road commenced and the first stage of the bridge was completed in 2013 connecting East Croydon Train Station to Dingwall Road.
East Croydon Train Station Information
George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LF
East Croydon Train Station is Croydon's largest train station and currently believed to be the 12th busiest station in London. Services currently running from the station include trains to London Victoria, London Bridge, Clapham Junction, Brighton, Gatwick Airport, Watford Junction and Milton Keynes. For a full list of services to and from East Croydon the Croydon guide team advise using the National Rail Website.
The station concourse has the following facilities ticket office, self service ticket machines, W.H. Smith, Upper Crust, Burger King, Costa Coffee, Timpson Shoe Repairs, Whistle Stop Food Store, public payphones, cash machines, cycle racks, photo booth.
The station consists of 6 platforms all are accessible for disabled travellers via the main concourse, the platforms have the following facilities waiting rooms, luggage trolleys, Starbucks, Pumpkin Cafe, Delice de France, AMT Coffee Shop, Espresso Bar, toilets.