Brockley railway station

Coordinates: 51°27′52″N 0°02′13″W / 51.4645°N 0.0369°W / 51.4645; -0.0369
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Brockley London Overground National Rail
Brockley is located in Greater London
Location of Brockley in Greater London
Local authorityLewisham
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeBCY
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 4.429 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 4.269 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 1.189 million[2]
2021–22Increase 2.662 million[2]
2022–23Increase 3.331 million[2]
Key dates
6 March 1871Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°27′52″N 0°02′13″W / 51.4645°N 0.0369°W / 51.4645; -0.0369
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Brockley station's platforms covered in snow after a stormy night, December 2022
The station after a night of heavy snowfall, facing southbound from platform 2.

Brockley railway station serves the south-east London district of Brockley and is on the main railway line between London Bridge and Brighton. It is 3 miles 56 chains (3.70 miles, 5.95 km) down the line from London Bridge.

The station is operated by London Overground, with London Overground and Southern trains serving the station. Thameslink 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 Coulsdon Town 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 Park. 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, and a proposal to create a new Brockley Interchange station is included in the London Borough of Lewisham's 2019-2041 transport strategy, though with no funding as yet identified for the project.[3]

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, despite the trains running over the 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.


Services at Brockley are operated by Southern and London Overground using Class 377 and 378 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[4][5]

The station is also served by a single early morning and late evening service to East Croydon via Norwood Junction, with the early morning service continuing to Tattenham Corner and Caterham.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stopping Services
Preceding station London Overground Following station
New Cross Gate Windrush line Honor Oak Park


London Buses routes 171, 172, 484 and night route N171 serve the station.[6]


  1. ^ "National Rail Enquiries – Station facilities for Brockley".
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ London Borough of Lewisham, "Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan (LIP)", March 2019
  4. ^ Table 171, 177, 178 National Rail timetable, May 2022
  5. ^ "London Overground Timetable: Highbury & Islington to New Cross, Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace and West Croydon" (PDF). London Overground. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Brockley Station". TfL. Retrieved 17 May 2020.

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