Elephant & Castle railway station

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This article is about the National Rail station. For the London Underground station, see Elephant & Castle tube station.
Elephant & Castle National Rail
Elephant & Castle railway stn entrance.JPG
Elephant & Castle is located in Central London
Elephant & Castle
Elephant & Castle
Location of Elephant & Castle in Central London
Location Elephant and Castle
Local authority London Borough of Southwark
Managed by Thameslink
Owner Network Rail
Station code EPH
DfT category E
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 1 and 2
OSI Elephant & Castle London Underground[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05   2.006 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 2.057 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 2.554 million[2]
2007–08 Increase 3.970 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 3.320 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 3.111 million[2]
2010–11 Decrease 2.648 million[2]
2011–12 Decrease 2.567 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 2.706 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
6 October 1862 Temporary station opened
February 1863 Replaced with permanent structure
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°29′40″N 0°05′59″W / 51.4944°N 0.0998°W / 51.4944; -0.0998

Elephant & Castle railway station is a National Rail station that serves Elephant & Castle and Walworth, south London. Along with the London Underground station of the same name, it is located in the London Borough of Southwark and is in both Travelcard Zone 1 and 2. The station is managed by Thameslink, with services operated by both Thameslink and Southeastern.

Layout[edit]

Platforms 1&2

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.

Services[edit]

Services from the National Rail station are operated by Thameslink (Thameslink route) and Southeastern.

Mainline railways around the South Bank
Charing Cross London Underground
Hungerford Bridge across River Thames
South Western Main Line
To Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset
Waterloo London Underground London River Services
Waterloo East(for Southwark London Underground)
Blackfriars Road (1864-1868)
Thameslink Line
To Brighton, Sevenoaks and Sutton
Elephant & Castle London Underground
Blackfriars London Underground London River Services / City Thameslink
Thameslink Line
To MML & ECML
Blackfriars Bridge (1864-85)
Cannon Street London Underground
London Bridge London Underground London River Services
River Thames
Brighton and South Eastern Main Lines
To SE. London, Kent, Sussex and Surrey


The weekday off-peak service from this station is:

At peak hours there are one or two extra Southeastern trains from or to other, more distant destinations, such as Ashford (Kent), Rochester, Orpington and Dover Priory

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackfriars   Thameslink
Sutton Loop
  Loughborough
Junction
  Thameslink
Sevenoaks Line
  Denmark Hill
  Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
South Eastern Main Line
(peck hours only)
  Denmark Hill
or
Herne Hill

Oyster Card Pay-as-you-go can be used at this station with all services up to Elstree & Borehamwood railway station

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 1; 45; 53;68; 88; 133;155;168; 172;188; ;176;343;415; 453;168; and their night route equivalents eg N1 serve the station.

There is an out of station interchange facility with Elephant & Castle (London Underground) station,[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (MICROSOFT EXCEL). Transport for London. May 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (MICROSOFT EXCEL). Transport for London. May 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. 

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