Elephant & Castle railway station
Location of Elephant & Castle in Central London
|Location||Elephant and Castle|
|Managed by||First Capital Connect|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Fare zone||1 and 2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|6 October 1862||Temporary station opened|
|February 1863||Replaced with permanent structure|
|Lists of stations|
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Elephant & Castle railway station serves the area of Elephant & Castle in London, England. The station is managed by First Capital Connect, with services operated by both First Capital Connect and Southeastern. The station, along with the Underground station, is located in the London Borough of Southwark and is in both Travelcard Zone 1 and 2.
London Buses Routes 1, 188, Night Route N1 serve the station.
Routes 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 196, 333, 343, 360, 415, 453, 468, C10, P5 and Night Routes N35, N63, N68, N89, N133, N155, N171 and N343 are within 5 mins walk from the station.
The National Rail station is built on a brick viaduct and dates from 1863. It has two entrances, one on Elephant Road and one connected to the upper level of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre. There is a departures indicator in the shopping centre as well as separate platform indicators in the ticket hall. There are four platforms, two being on the island between the lines. The station is not directly connected to the London Underground station. To change from the Underground it is necessary to leave the Underground station (the Northern Line exit is nearer), pass through the ticket barrier and then walk either through or round the shopping centre. Four staircases provide the only access to the platforms, as there are no lifts or escalators.
The weekday off-peak service from this station from 23 March 2009 is:
- 2 tph (trains per hour) to Kentish Town via London Blackfriars (Southeastern)
- 2 tph to St Albans via London Blackfriars (On Sundays, this service terminates at London Blackfriars) (First Capital Connect)
- 2 tph to Luton via London Blackfriars (First Capital Connect)
- 2 tph to Sevenoaks via Catford (Southeastern)
- 2 tph to Sutton via Mitcham Junction (First Capital Connect)
- 2 tph to Sutton via Wimbledon (First Capital Connect)
At peak hours there are one or two extra Southeastern trains from or to other, more distant destinations, such as Ashford (Kent) and Rochester.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|London Blackfriars||First Capital Connect
Bedford - Gillingham (Kent) via Herne Hill
Peak service only
|Southeastern and First Capital Connect joint service
Sevenoaks - Kentish Town
(via Catford Loop Line)
|London Blackfriars||Southeastern and First Capital Connect joint service
Ashford International - Bedford
2 Trains per Day
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