New Cross railway station
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Entrance to New Cross station
Location of New Cross in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Lewisham|
|Number of platforms||4|
|OSI||New Cross Gate |
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|2008||0 (closed) million|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|22 December 2007||London Underground services discontinued|
|27 April 2010||East London Line reopened|
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New Cross railway station is a railway station in New Cross, London, England, and is in London Travelcard Zone 2. The platforms are lettered rather than numbered to avoid confusion with those at New Cross Gate by staff who work at both stations. Platform D is used exclusively by London Overground services. Ticket barriers control access to all platforms.
In the early Victorian railway boom two companies constructed lines through the area. The London and Croydon Railway (L&CR) built a station on the New Cross Road close to Hatcham in 1839. In 1849 the South Eastern Railway (SER) put its station about 600 metres further east along the New Cross Road in the heart of New Cross. Both stations were named "New Cross", creating a confusion which lasted until the two companies were absorbed under the 1923 grouping into the Southern Railway and the name of the older station was changed to New Cross Gate; the ex-South Eastern station remained New Cross.
The station was rebuilt in the 1970s. The original station buildings on the road bridge were replaced by the present buildings at the side. Platforms on the down and fast lines were closed and demolished. A new track layout was introduced at this time.
London Underground used to serve this station as the southern terminus to their East London Line. This closed on 22 December 2007 for major engineering work to convert the East London Line to standard 750v third rail electrification. The line reopened on 27 April 2010 with services now operated by London Overground using new Class 378 Capitalstar units.
- 8 northbound to Cannon Street
- 4 northbound to Dalston Junction or sometimes Highbury & Islington
- 2 southbound to Hayes
- 4 southbound to Cannon Street via Sidcup, or via Bexleyheath and then returning via Greenwich
- 2 southbound to Orpington
- Platform A is used by Southeastern trains to London Cannon Street or London Charing Cross
- Platform B is a bi-directional platform used by Southeastern trains to London Cannon Street, London Charing Cross, Dartford, Hayes, Orpington etc.
- Platform C is used by Southeastern trains to Dartford, Gravesend (evenings and Sunday), Hayes or Orpington
- Platform D is used by London Overground trains to Dalston Junction or Highbury & Islington
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
South Eastern Main Line
Dartford Loop Line
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Dalston Junction
|East London Line||Terminus|
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
|East London line
A60/62 Stock train at New Cross in 2006
London Bus routes 53, 177, 225 and 453 stop outside the station.
- On 7 August 1899 a train hauled by "Terrier" No.59 Cheam collided with "Gladstone" No. 199 Samuel Laing after the driver overran signals approaching New Cross station. Fifteen people were injured.
- The Spa Road Junction rail crash occurred outside the station.
- "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014.
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- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2005". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2006". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2007". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- New Cross bus map Transport for London Retrieved 2013-02-10
- Middlemass, Tom (1995). Stroudley and his Terriers. York: Pendragon. p. 79. ISBN 1-899816-00-3.
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