Brockley railway station

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Brockley London Overground National Rail
Brockley station eastern entrance 2012.JPG
Brockley is located in Greater London
Location of Brockley in Greater London
Location Brockley
Local authority Lewisham
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code BCY
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Increase 1.978 million[2]
2009–10 Increase 2.000 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 2.727 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 3.292 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 3.622 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 3.731 million[2]
Key dates
6 March 1871 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°27′52″N 0°02′13″W / 51.4645°N 0.0369°W / 51.4645; -0.0369

Brockley railway station is on the main railway line between London Bridge and Brighton.

The station is operated by London Overground, with London Overground and Southern trains serving the station. First Capital Connect and some Southern services pass through the station. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.


The line was part of the London and Croydon Railway which opened in 1839. The station was opened on 6 March 1871, although today's buildings are of a modern design: the platforms are only located on the outer, Slow lines, since the station is only served by London Overground trains between Highbury and Islington and West Croydon or Crystal Palace, local trains between London Bridge and Caterham and by the London Bridge to London Victoria loop line via Crystal Palace, plus some London Bridge to Guildford and Dorking in peak times.

At the London end the line is crossed by the Nunhead to Lewisham line. At this location adjacent to Brockley station was sited Brockley Lane station which closed in 1917 with the original London, Chatham and Dover Railway branch to Greenwich. The connection of that line to Lewisham is a later development. The possibility of opening platforms on this line with direct access to Victoria Station and the Bexleyheath Line to Dartford has often been suggested but is currently low on TfL's priorities.

Crofton Park, on the Blackfriars to Sevenoaks line, and which also runs from Nunhead, is a mile to the south. Neither of these other lines has a physical connection with Brockley station. The next station to the north is New Cross Gate, and the next station to the south is Honor Oak Park.

Brockley forms part of the new southbound extension of the East London Line that opened on 23 May 2010 and forms part of the London Overground network. Ticket barriers were installed at this time.


London Overground East London Line
Highbury & Islington London Underground North London Line National Rail
Canonbury North London Line
Dalston Junction
Kingsland Viaduct
Kingsland Viaduct
Shoreditch High Street
Whitechapel London Underground
Shadwell Docklands Light Railway
Thames Tunnel
under River Thames
Canada Water London Underground
Surrey Quays
National Rail Queens Road Peckham
New Cross National Rail
National Rail Peckham Rye
New Cross Gate National Rail
National Rail Denmark Hill
Brockley National Rail
London Underground Clapham High Street
Honor Oak Park National Rail
Wandsworth Road
Forest Hill National Rail
National Rail West London Line Clapham Junction
Sydenham National Rail
National Rail Crystal Palace
Penge West National Rail
Anerley National Rail
Norwood Junction National Rail
West Croydon Tramlink National Rail

Brockley is served by 8 trains in each direction off peak, with additional Southern services at peak hours. Southern operates 4-8 car trains throughout the day, with 10 carriage trains at peak hours.

Off Peak frequencies are:

Platform Frequency
(per hour)
Destination Service Pattern Operator Line
1 4 Highbury & Islington All stations via
Shoreditch High Street[3]
London Overground Tube roundel East London
4 Dalston Junction London Overground Tube roundel East London
4 London Bridge All stations[4] Southern Metro
2 4 Crystal Palace All Stations[3] London Overground Tube roundel East London
4 West Croydon All stations[3] London Overground Tube roundel East London
2 London Victoria
All stations via Clapham Junction[4] Southern Metro
2 Caterham (Mon-Sat) All stations via East Croydon[4] Southern Metro
2 West Croydon
(Peaks & Sun only)
All stations to Sydenham then
fast to Norwood Junction[4]
Southern Metro
2 Tattenham Corner
(Sun only)
All stations via East Croydon[4] Southern Metro
Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
East London Line
National Rail National Rail
New Cross Gate   Southern
Brighton Main Line
  Honor Oak Park


London Buses routes 171; 172; 484 and N171 serve the station.


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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ a b c "East & Inner South London Line timetable". Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Southern timetables". Southern. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

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